Chicago based therapy and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy practice specializing in mindfulness-based interventions for individuals and couples offering dialectical improvisation group mindfulness sessions, meditation, depression, bipolar, anxiety, relationship conflict, family conflict, Buddhist psychology, class, PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder, Andersonville, substance abuse, alcoholism, drug abuse, addictions, treatment, DBT, trauma

Amy Roth, LCSW

I believe that people are the experts on their own lives. We all have strengths and basic goodness that we sometimes don’t see, but we can learn to recognize. As we familiarize ourselves with the way our minds work, we discover that our ideas about the way things are might be less solid and more workable than we had previously believed.

This can be refreshing, exciting and even somewhat frightening. We will explore this new way of viewing life together.

This can be refreshing, exciting and even somewhat frightening. We will explore this new way of viewing life together. Mindfulness practices can help create new habits of mind and build new neural circuitry that can contribute to happiness, confidence and other states of well being. My role is to provide the space for this new way of relating to yourself and your life circumstances to unfold. I know from both science and personal experience that we can rewire our brains and nervous systems to be more flexible and resilient. This enables us to feel more comfortable and at ease just as we are and, paradoxically, from this place we can create positive change.

I came to mindfulness as a result of my own experience with loss and trauma. I found the practice to be an effective and meaningful way to create space and cultivate compassion so that true integration and healing can take place. I bring this perspective to the parts of life I find most compelling: parenting, grief and developmental wounding.

  • Specialty in grief and death of loved ones
  • Trained Family Mediator with 15 years of experience working with families as they move through challenging transitions
  • Practice leader of the Tergar Meditation Community of Chicago
  • Extensive research, passion and ongoing in vitro experience with the joys and challenges of parenting
  • Advanced training on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy through the Contextual Behavior Therapy Fellowship Program at University of Chicago