Amy Basford-Pequet, LICSW, CGP

Clinical Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Amy’s warm voice and accepting and supportive demeanor immediately made the space feel open and safe. Not once did I question whether or not I should hold something back....Amy has helped me see how I can be my biggest ally....Not only has our work together transformed my life in such a short amount of time, but also her influence continues. I feel truly honored to have worked with someone who is so compassionate and understanding to the many multitudes of the human experience. She has helped cultivate a love for myself I didn’t think possible...

–C.M., Northampton, MA

Amy’s work is deeply informed by attachment and relational therapies, the lens she uses with individuals, couples, and groups. She is able to create large emotional spaces which allow for deep therapeutic relationships and explorations. Amy is deeply moved by and committed to her clients, as they move through their process and journey together.

She has extensive experience working with people who have experienced significant trauma—including sexual trauma—and those who have struggled with addictions and out-of-control sexual behavior. She also works with clients who are dealing with issues related to gender and sexuality.

Amy's inclination for group work led her to The Psychotherapy Institute's Group Therapy Training Program (GTTP), an intensive two-year advanced training program based in Berkeley, CA. She is also a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP).

Amy has a talent for teaching, and has trained students and other clinicians on the significance of sex-related issues in general psychotherapy. She leads a continuing education program, A Beginners Guide to Sex Therapy, out of the Smith College School for Social Work. She has been instrumental in the development and launch of a new consultation group for clinicians that meets at NSTA, titled Sex-Related Issues in Psychotherapy Practice.

Before moving to New England, Amy spent fifteen years living in the San Francisco Bay area. She is very family- and community-oriented, and enjoys hosting gatherings for the people in her life. Amy understands well the joys and struggles of raising a family.

Bennington College, with a concentration in Human Rights and International Public Health
Smith College School for Social Work, Masters in Social Work

Training and Certifications:
The Psychotherapy Institute’s Group Therapy Training Program (GTTP)
Smith College School for Social Work, Advanced Clinical Supervision Certificate Program
International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists, Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Levels 1 and 2

I went to Amy at the start of a new relationship and suffering from E.D. My physician had prescribed medication but I felt there had to be a more natural way to address the cause along with the symptom. Amy helped to work through the end of a long term relationship and the start of a new healthier one. Working with Amy has given me insight and strength in my life and relationships. I shall be forever grateful.

–Anonymous, Northampton, MA

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