Amy Runge, MAPC, LCPC

Amy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor seeing clients at our Yorkville location and via telehealth.


Have you decided to become a mom? It can be daunting. During this pregnancy are you asking yourself questions like “why am I not glowing and happy?” Have you just become a new mom and feel disconnected and that no one understands? Do you have young children and constantly ask yourself “am I a good mom, what’s wrong with me or my child?”

You are not alone. I felt these very same thoughts and so have many others. Transitioning to parenthood can be overwhelming and at times traumatic.

Hello, I’m Amy and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, who specializes in perinatal mental health, women's issues, and parenting support. Choosing to become a mother, trying to conceive, the trials of pregnancy, birth, and then the even bigger shift to having a baby come into your life can lead to so many big emotions. It can be especially difficult in this time of being far away from families, a lack of local support and social media expectations, etc.

I myself am a Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) survivor and a mom. I know firsthand just how difficult the journey to parenthood can be. Having support during these major life changes and challenges is what helped me. I am a big advocate of building your self-esteem and finding the support you need. The therapeutic space I create is free from judgement and is here for you to feel safe and to explore ways to work towards your goals, values and wants. I believe that therapy, like people, is unique and so I approach each client individually and believe that it is my role as a therapist to follow your pace in the healing process.

Some of the therapeutic techniques I am trained in and use are Mindfulness, Meditation, CBT, Perinatal Mental Health, and parenting support. My background is in Pastoral Counseling, so if faith or spirituality is part of your healing process we can incorporate that as well. Along with perinatal issues I have expertise in working with clients with chronic illness, pelvic floor issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, interrelationship struggles, low self-esteem and life-transitions.

Feel free to book a 15 minute consultation. I would love to work with you as you navigate your journey.

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