Amy and Molly the Therapy Dog
When you visit University City Children's Center you might have the chance to be greeted by Amy (LUME Early Childhood Specialist) and her therapy dog Molly.
Amy has a background in clinical social work, with a specialization in child, youth, and adolescent mental health. Amy completed several years of post-graduate studies at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute (STLPI). She has more than five years of experience in practice as a psychodynamic psychotherapist with children, adolescents, and adults. Amy completed practicums at the Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center, Epworth Children and Family Services, and was a research assistant at Washington University looking at racial biases in mental health screening tools used in the juvenile justice system.
Amy’s beloved side-kick Molly is a certified Animal Assisted Therapy and PAWS for Reading dog. She has never known a stranger. Molly adores the children at University City Children’ Center; she’s a first-rate colleague for all LUME and UCCC employees.