Amy Davis, PhD, ALC, NCC, School-Based Registered Play Therapist
Under the Supervision of Sarah Cabler, LPC-S
I am Amy Davis, a certified school counselor P-12 in the state of Alabama (Alabama Professional Educator Certificate # APD-0035-8447), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC #707144), a certified School-Based Registered Play Therapist and an Associate Licensed Counselor in Alabama (License # C3844A) under the supervision of Sarah Cabler, LPC-S. I have a doctoral degree in Counselor Education from the University of Alabama and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of North Alabama. In addition to counseling children at Sweetwater, I am an assistant professor in counselor education at the University of North Alabama. While I have had many jobs, children and adolescents have always been the common thread. I have babysat them, taught them how to swim, supervised them at summer camp, taught them in high school, and helped them as a school counselor.
This background has exposed me a broad range of experiences with children and adolescents which influence my approach as a counselor. As a school counselor in a primary school, I realized that children don’t sit and talk like adults do. They need more age appropriate and creative approaches. I firmly believe that play is the language of children, and toys and other creative materials are their words. This is the reason that I pursued training in play therapy and the school-based registered play therapy credential. It is my goal to bring help, understanding, and hope to children, adolescents, and families in the Shoals area.