Amy Jaynes, LPC, CPCS
Co-Owner and Clinical Co-Director
Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Advanced Training: Core Skills in EFT
Advanced Training: Attachment Injury Repair (Affair and Betrayal Recovery)
Advanced Training: Sex and Intimacy in EFT
Advanced Training: EFT and Addictions
Advanced Training: Success in Stage 2 of EFT
Advanced Training: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
Advanced Training: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)
Licensed Professional Counselor (GA LPC #008499)
Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (#1872)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
Certified Divorce Discernment Counselor
Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling Georgia State University
BS Psychology and Biology University of Georgia
Memberships and Service:
A Bit About Me
My clinical career began with a strong interest in the psychological impact of illness and disability and a master’s degree in medical rehabilitation counseling. Helping people adjust to the unique experiences of medical journeys was powerful and fulfilling– but I soon realized that my clients’ medical needs impacted everyone in their family. Partners, parents, siblings, children: they are all touched by their loved one’s illness or disability. The whole system was in pain and some of their relationships were becoming stressed and fracturing.
The idea of my clients struggling medically and their relationships simultaneously breaking apart was too heartbreaking to accept as inevitable. So, I set out on a journey to find out how to help all of them. Therapy model after therapy model didn’t have good outcome data; until I found Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). They had phenomenal outcomes– outcomes that lasted. EFT research shows that 86-90% of couples experienced improvements in connection and communication in their relationship and those changes stick. I was hooked– and have spent more than 300 hours in training and consultation to master the model.
Today, most of my work focuses on helping couples deepen bonds and heal wounds. I’m passionate about this work and love joining my clients on their journey.
Although relational conflict can be overwhelmingly intense or disorienting, I have found that it holds a unique ability to create healing and generate profound shifts in our lives. In EFT, I work to join couples in the process of identifying long-standing patterns of conflict and shifting to new ways of being with each other. Other times, I help couples contemplating divorce navigate the gut-wrenching decision of how to move forward: dive in and seek professional help or find a way to separate in a way that honors their history. My most important job is respecting everyone that comes into my office and their individual experience of the relationship.
If you are feeling disconnected from your partner and want to work on your relationship, call today to schedule: 770.451.0404.