Amy Goins

Senior Mental Health CounselorCounseling Services
O: 336-734-2909

I am thrilled to work with the UNCSA community and am inspired by the creativity fostered here. My first experience working with young adults took place at another UNC campus during my clinical training, in Appalachian State University’s Counseling Center. That experience was meaningful, impactful, and has led me back to serve the UNC community in my own home town.

I have experience in working with all ages and have served in many types of settings including inpatient care, community-based care, non-profits and medical settings. With a Master in Social Work and a License in Clinical Social Work, I have learned to work with individuals within their systems including families, friends, educational settings, and other areas in which we may live, work or play.

I approach therapy through the lens of the whole person, recognizing that all parts of us as individuals (physical, mental, spiritual health) impact the others, and in turn our ability to function at our best. I practice through a person-centered and solution-focused framework which supports individuals with practical steps in their journey towards growth. My work with others is founded in the belief that they are the experts in their own lives and I strive to offer a safe space in which desired growth can be achieved. My goal is to provide an opportunity for individuals to practice new skills, explore their interactions with the world around them and ultimately pursue their dreams.

Education

M.S.W. Master in Social WorkAppalachian State University

B.S. in Sociology with concentration in Habilitation ServicesAppalachian State University

L.C.S.W.Licensed Clinical Social Worker