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Amy Bruce, LCSW

Amy Bruce, LCSW


Licensed in NY #091917
Insurances Accepted: UMR for Mount Sinai, Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
My main goal is to help clients learn how to accept themselves and to practice self-care.

My Therapy Style

I am passionate about helping clients who experience depression, anxiety and trauma. Many of my clients feel overwhelmed with feelings of sadness, loneliness, disconnection from loved ones, frustration, or a lack of motivation. I help these clients by providing them with a warm, nonjudgmental space to talk about their feelings. My approach to therapy is psychodynamic, meaning that I help clients make connections between what happens in their lives and their innermost beliefs, desires, and wants. I place strong emphasis on having a quality therapeutic relationship based on trust and mutual regard. My main goal is to help clients learn how to accept themselves and to practice self-care. My style is collaborative, patient, and kind. I love to help clients break out of negative emotional cycles and move forward with their lives.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Get to Know Me

What are your interests outside of work?

I love to make music, whether it's singing or playing the piano. I enjoy going to museums, parks, gardens, and the theater. One of my favorite things to do is to walk around NYC.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Practice deep breathing and letting go.

How do you recharge?

Getting a change of scenery, whether it's going on a trip by plane or exploring NYC via public transit. Also reading, making music, and pursuing artistic beauty.

Do you have any pets?

I had a cat, Annabelle, who died on 09-12-2022. She came to me when she was 11 after her previous mom passed away. She lived to be almost 22, and I miss her so much. My current roommate has a dog, Cody, and a cat, Abby. Cody is currently "grounded" for waiting until the humans went to bed, and then finding an empty cat food can and spreading it all over the living room.