Amy R. Dean is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, child, adolescent and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Montgomery, TX. . Among her areas of expertise are family therapy, child therapy, grief and loss, culture shock, Third Culture Kids (TCK), and repatriation issues.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Amy Dean has spent many years living outside the U.S. in the Caribbean, South America, Central Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. She raised her son, a TCK, while navigating many cultures, many customs, as a trailing spouse. During her experiences overseas, she discovered some of the pitfalls that expats experience when moving countries and cultures and when returning home. She has developed an understanding of these issues and has attended workshops on the challenges of being a part of this population.
Amy Dean is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual, couple or family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
B.A. in Psychology from University of Kansas, 1987.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, 1994.
License, Certifications & Awards
Texas LMFT # 202885
Former California LMFT #36134
Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting, University of California, Santa Barbara
Elements of Play Therapy, University of California, Santa Barbara
Techniques and Strategies to Help the Angry Child, The Center for Applied Psychology
Brief Family Therapy Model, The Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA
The National Sex Offender and Violent Perpetrator Certification Training, The Professional Academy for the Supervision and Management of Sex Offenders & Violent Perpetrators, Belleville, IL
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center Advocate Training, Mumbai, India
Third Culture Kids Training, Almaty Kazakhstan
Professional Activities and Memberships
HAMFT Treasurer 2017
HAMFT (Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapists) member
TAMFT (Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapists) member
AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists) member
Association for Play Therapists member
MCABW (Montgomery County Association of Business Women) member
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce member
Woodlands / Conroe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce member
Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology, Pepperdine University