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Amie Summers, LICSW, SEP

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Amie serves her community as a private-practice clinician working primarily with children, teens, and families, as a caregiver/parent and professionals consultant, and as a trainer of mental health practitioners. She has the distinct honor of witnessing her clients, many of whom are from “hard places,” re-discover their (they’re) awesome utilizing a variety of modalities, with the express intentions of supporting greater regulation, the safe processing of trauma, and building attachment (and enjoyment!) between children/youth and their caregivers. Those modalities include Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), therapeutic play, and “parts” work, among others.

Amie’s formal education includes a Masters of Social Work from Springfield College, as well as over 13 years of post-graduate/ongoing trainings and learning. She is a trainer of SMART, and faculty at Organic Intelligence.

“My beliefs about adoption include an understanding that ‘love isn’t (always) enough’. Children enter into their adoptive families with experiences/exposures that will affect them and possibly their ability to integrate into their new family system. Sometimes families require assistance in navigating/supporting those needs and in understanding the possible root causes of their child’s struggles, as well as guidance around how to begin building an attachment foundation.”

Amie Summers, PLLC
12301 Whitewater Dr, Ste 135
Hopkins, MN 55343
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Phone: 612-564-3089
Amie Summers, PLLC
12301 Whitewater Dr, Ste 135
Hopkins, MN 55343

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Practice Location:
Treatment Modalities:
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
ARC Model
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Organic Intelligence (OI)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Childhood Depression
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Foster Care
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
High Conflict Families
Kinship Families
Mood Disorder
Parent Coaching
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Transracial/Transcultural Families
Client Demographics:
Adult (Adoptee)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Infant (0-2)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)


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