Amy Sannasay

Psychology Extern

Amy Sannasay is a registered Psychological Assistant at the DBT Center of Orange County, with direct supervision from Dr. Sarah Lyndon, PsyD. Amy has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and is currently working towards her Clinical Psychology Doctorate Degree (PsyD) at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Irvine. Amy is a Foundationally Trained DBT clinician and has experience implementing DBT skills in therapy.  Amy has experience as a suicide hotline responder, Behavioral Therapist working primarily with autistic children, and clinical experience with adults in multidisciplinary college settings. Amy has skills working with a wide variety of difficulties including trauma, depression, suicidality, anxiety, substance use, and relationship conflicts. In addition, Amy has experience in neuropsychological, cognitive, and personality psychological testing.

Amy adopts an integrative model to therapy with emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Amy believes in the importance of using evidenced-based psychotherapy to help clients enhance their quality of life. Amy provides individual therapy, psychological testing, skills coaching, and co-facilities the night Adult Intensive Outpatient DBT Skills Program (IOP).

Understanding people and their struggles, and more importantly, how people healed was fascinating to Amy. She became passionate in wanting to be part of this healing process. She has learned that we all want to be heard, to be seen for who we truly are, and to know that we matter. Amy hopes to facilitate compassion, warmth, and openness with all her clients. She believes a strong therapeutic relationship is at the heart of your work together. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in nature, spending time with her loved ones, and practicing mindfulness daily.