About Clinical Intern Amy Gyau-Moyer
My name is Amy Gyau (Joe)-Moyer, and I am elated to join the Montgomery County Counseling Center as an MSW intern from Tulane University. At Tulane School of Social Work, I am pursuing dual MS degrees in Social Work and Disaster Resiliency Leadership. Also, I am working towards Certification in Disaster and Collective Trauma.
My interests lie in individual, family and group therapy and working with communities at the macro level who have experienced generational trauma, health and racial inequities. I believe in a holistic, client-centered approach and highlighting the strengths of those I work with to find solutions that fit best in each unique situation or circumstance. Health is so much more than what happens inside of a doctor’s office and that the factors which contribute to overall health and well-being are crucial to consider. To me, health is mind, body and spirit.
Mental Health is health. Normalizing this fact and helping to alleviate stigma is something that I wholeheartedly believe in.
Education and Experience
Over the last twenty plus years, my career has been focused on Public and Population Health in the non-profit and governmental sectors. I have an MS in Management & Public Relations and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Maryland. My undergraduate degree is in Healthcare Administration from the Washington Adventist University. I also received an Associates degree in Mental Health from Montgomery College where my passion for Mental Health became most apparent.
I am trained in PMI Project Management courses with hours equivalent to CAPM Certification. I am certified in Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt which is beneficial in goal setting and attainment. In the realm of keeping diversity and equity at the helm of my interactions, I am also trained in Collective Impact strategies and a graduate of the Racial Equity Institute and Undoing Racism training programs.
Amy is currently being supervised by Annie Bertran, LCSW-C.
- Trauma and Trauma Informed Care
- Depression and Anxiety
- ADHD and Dually Exceptional (2E)
- Life Transitions
- Chronic Health Issues
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Project Planning and Goal Setting
- Community Healing
- Racial and Health Equity
I love everything about nature and make it a point to incorporate time outdoors whenever possible. Nature centers and relaxes me. I am so happy to be able to have those moments alone, or with my awesome family of five. The 5th member of my immediate family is my 13-year-old Frenchie, Narlie. She was born in Hawaii and loves the surf, so her name represents that. My family also loves to travel near and far to experience new people, places and cultures whenever we can. Most importantly as a native of Ghana in West Africa, my connection to the motherland is one that I hold very dear and foundational to who I am; especially the belief in community and the notion that “it takes a village”.