Amy Roter, MA, LAC
A Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of New Jersey, Amy Roter, MA, LAC, prides herself on her ability to connect with her clients and guide them towards wellness in a simple and accessible way. Aligning with adults, adolescents, children, and parents, Amy’s experience and expertise include helping individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related executive functioning (EF) deficiencies, and supporting clients in reducing symptomology (e.g., anxiety, depression) and creating solutions for disorders like oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), bipolar disorder, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Amy’s practice highlights a genuine intention: supporting and educating the families of her clients in an effort to ensure they are knowledgeable and informed and included in the client’s process. With warmth, authenticity, and personal connection, Amy facilitates growth and evolution, focusing on the importance of the integration of the growth mindset for optimal human learning and development.
A certified teacher and anti-bullying specialist for the Livingston Public School District providing education, support, and counseling, a school counselor for the Montclair Kimberley Academy (Lower School Campus – pre-K to 3rd grade) assisting children in identifying emotions, managing relationships, and navigating internal and external obstacles, an emotional wellness counselor for individuals ages 4- to 21-years participating in Stepping Forward’s intensive outpatient counseling program, and a regional director and coach for LW Wellness family concierge facilitating service coordination for nutritional counseling, personal training, yoga, and educational services. Amy’s practice and philosophy emphasize self-confidence, instilling the belief that one’s mindset and self-worth are the essential ingredients in self-enhancement and personal growth. Amy continues to provide professional consultation to public districts, private schools, and collegiate institutions, enhancing individualized educational approaches, developing strategies and solutions for life-learners of all ages, and creating and implementing character education, anti-bullying curriculum, and counseling initiatives in academic environments. Her expansive and integrative approach pulls from various theoretical orientations like cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), feminist theory, and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Amy believes that knowledge, perspective, and strategies afford all individuals limitless potential for growth.
Amy’s unrelenting desire for learning coupled with personal and professional experiences have shaped and continually contribute to her ever-evolving practice. Adding to a tenet of the purepsych philosophy, Amy’s accessibility (whether in-person or virtually) aids in maximizing her client’s personal growth; extending therapeutic ideology beyond the confines of the office acknowledges successes and offering support and encouragement between scheduled sessions. Amy’s experience and expertise also afford teachers and parents a substantial resource, providing them with support and suggestions beneficial across environments and with all individuals (not solely the identified client) involved.