Amy Kimmel Dahmann, M.Ed., M.Ed., NCC
Amy earned her M.Ed. in Applied Child Studies and her M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling both from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. As a Nationally Certified Counselor, she has spent the last five years working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Amy is excited to have completed the training for Adolescent Mentoring in order to bring this program to the DC area. Her varied experience and education enable Amy to work with many ages and to see viable solutions which can be positively approached.
While affiliated with the Boston Institute of Psychotherapy School-Based Program, Amy worked with K-8 students, helping them reach their therapy goals while providing a supportive environment in which they could process their life experiences. In addition to one-on-one sessions with students, Amy collaborated with families, teachers, and administrators to ensure success for each individual. During her tenure at Safe Place, a non-profit organization serving homeless and runaway youth, Amy provided services to at-risk clients ranging in age from twelve to twenty-one. Amy’s counseling was extensive, helping youth with substance abuse and anger management as well as tackling issues like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
As an intern at the KIPP Academy Nashville, Amy provided solution-focused counseling to middle school students. At KIPP, she guided students through the goal-setting process, identified strategies to help students succeed academically, and gave
students space to talk about their stressors.
In Amy’s professional life, the one common tenet found in the broad range of her myriad experience is to empower and nurture her clients. Her professional career has also included teaching Kindergarten in Seoul, South Korea, working with gifted and talented students with Vanderbilt’s Programs for Talented Youth, and counseling homeless veterans in Nashville, TN.
Amy is a military spouse and mom to two young daughters. She truly embraces the adventure of living and working all over the world, immersing herself along with her family in the culturally rich and diverse communities. Amy loves to travel with her family and along the way collect indigenous artworks from the cities that she visits.