Amy HordLCSW Behavioral Health Counselor
LCSW Behavioral Health Counselor
Amy Hord has been with Family Support Services since 2017. She is a licensed clinical social worker and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. She is passionate about helping clients walk their path to healing. She has experience working with teenagers, adults, and senior adults. She has supported clients while addressing needs, such as grief, depression, anxiety, life adjustments, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma. She tries to live by Jackie Robinson’s quote “A life is not important except in the impact it has in others’ lives”. While she is trained in multiple therapy modalities, she believes the best one is the one that fits the client.
Amy received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. She has over 25 years of experience in various areas of social work: medical, school, and academia. Becoming a clinical social worker was her ultimate goal and she is a strong advocate for mental health. She serves as a board trustee for the local mental health authority and a volunteer responder for the agency’s Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors team. She has volunteered in many capacities – homeless advocacy, teen pregnancy prevention, and crisis pregnancy intervention, area health education, senior issues advocacy, and an issue especially close to her heart – suicide prevention. In 2019, she received the Texas Panhandle Social Worker of the Year award by the local chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on walks with one of her dogs, Lucy, and letting the other dog, Theo, occasionally walk her. She loves to read and travel and finds that her interests are ever-evolving.
She is very happy to be at Family Support Services and enjoys working with clients and gaining their trust!