Amie Myrick is a Maryland licensed clinical professional counselor. She graduated with her master’s degree in counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She is the owner of New Phase Counseling and Consulting, LLC, and a senior program analyst at National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) where she oversees CDC-funded projects aimed at increasing community’s capacity to reduce and prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and related outcomes. Amie is an ACE Interface Master Presenter in the state of Maryland and a national HOPE facilitator and technical assistance provider. She has been invited to train community members and professionals on trauma-related topics throughout the country. Amie worked at a Maryland non-profit mental health organization for 10 years, where she served as the Director of Education and Training. During her time there, she collaborated closely with the Harford County Child Advocacy Center as a therapist, supervisor, clinical coordinator, and member of the multidisciplinary team.
Amie has presented at local, national, and international conferences for over 17 years on topics related to trauma and advocacy. In addition to her clinical and training work, Amie is a research and training consultant for groups interested in infusing trauma-informed approaches into their work, building parenting and therapist-based skills, and learning more about comprehensive treatment for populations affected by trauma. She has unique clinical training in complex trauma, expertise in trauma-informed practices, policies, and treatment, and training in virtual, in-person, and hybrid facilitation, training methods, and implementation practices. She is the co-author, author, and co-editor of theoretical and empirical peer-reviewed journal articles and several books, largely focused on working with traumatized and populations in need.
Amie loves to travel, try new things, read, eat crabs, and watch the Baltimore Orioles. She is currently the co-chair of the training workgroup for the Maryland Trauma Informed Care Commission. Amie lives in Perry Hall, MD with her partner and three children.