About Amy Marcus, L.C.S.W. – Long Island Psychotherapist
I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years in Huntington, New York. I started my professional learning at Temple University, where I obtained my Masters in Social Work. After completing this I went on to obtain my credentials in substance abuse counseling (CASAC) in order to further my skills to help my patients impacted by addiction. My extensive training and experience in this area has led me to specialized work with children and their parents.
During my work with families I sought out additional education at The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology, a respected psychoanalytic training and treatment center. I studied in their three yearlong Child and Adolescent program that provides its graduates with expertise in the psychodynamic understanding and treatment of children and adolescents. I was fortunate enough to teach a course in developmental issues in families and children for psychology doctoral students in the child and adolescent externship program at The White Institute. This continued relationship has aided me in my own personal growth as a practitioner.
Most recently I sought to expand my knowledge and skill base for working with parents and couples. I wanted to help couples on a deeper level and recognized a real need to change my work. Many couples were finding traditional methods of couples therapy to be redundant. With this in mind I am currently training under Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, who pioneered A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT). This is extremely exciting and instrumental in informing my current work with couples. To my delight, couples are making wonderful progress and having some fun doing so.