Amy Duren, MA LPC
Amy was born and raised in Zimbabwe Africa where her parents serve as missionaries. Over the years, Amy’s heart for people has grown into a passion to provide compassionate, effective and ethical care. Amy Duren is married and enjoys long walks with her husband and two dogs. She is passionate about God and His creation. She desires to serve the Lord, loving people as Christ does.
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), #6257
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Stewards of Children training
- Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling
- Telehealth Certification through PESI
In addition to counseling at Safe Haven Christian Counseling Center, LLC, Amy offered her services for three years at Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers in Columbia, SC for families and child/adolescents.
Amy is clinically trained and able to provide diagnostic evaluations, treatment goals and planning for ages 3 - adult. She is also experienced in working with children and adolescents whose parents are separated, in the process of divorce or divorce. While children are able to move through this change in the family, counseling provides a safe space where they are able to process the change and share difficult feelings about the transition.
Amy draws from various therapeutic and evidence based modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Experiential Therapy. Her counseling style is intended to be integrative, as well as collaborative as she develops an individualistic treatment plan.
Amy received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Biblical Studies, as well as a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Columbia International University (CIU) in South Carolina. She also has her Marriage and Family Certificate from CIU.
While in school, Amy completed a semester long practicum shadowing an Art Therapist in the children’s cancer department at Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She successfully completed a year-long internship as a counseling intern at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Furthermore, Amy completed an additional internship for her Marriage and Family Certificate at William S. Hall, a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital.