Amie Celender
Mental Health Professional
Scottsdale, Arizona
About me

As a mom myself, I understand how imperative it is to have emotional support throughout the journey of motherhood, from adoption or pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. I remember the early days of bonding with my children, while also feeling overwhelmed with loneliness and guilt about making the right decisions as a parent. With appropriate support, I was able to create a space to be present with my children, while also taking care of myself to find peace, clarity and purpose. Regardless of the age of our children, we never stop being a mother. My personal journey and professional education have led me to my work with mothers and their families. I am passionate about helping mothers to reach their full potential and learn to trust their own voice and decisions. I am also an active member of Postpartum Support International and have received a certificate in Maternal Mental Health. My couples therapy training in The Gottman Method is beneficial in helping partners find new ways of connection and intimacy throughout this transition. You don’t have to go through this alone, I am here to help you achieve emotional health and wellness and to lead with confidence in this experience of parenthood.


Bachelor of Psychology and Sociology (1999)

Master's in Science in Marital and Family Therapy (2004)

Certification and training

Certificate in Maternal Mental Health (2020)

Memberships and affiliations

Postpartum Support International

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Assertiveness Birth Trauma Building Healthy Communication Codependency Issues Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Cognitive Processing Therapy Couple Counseling Dialectical Behavior Therapy Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Family Counseling Fathers' Issues Internal Family Systems Therapy LGBTQ+ Life Transitions Marital Counseling Marriage & Family Therapist Panic Parenting Parenting Support Parts Work/ Inner Communities Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Depression Postpartum Life Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Relational Counseling Relationship Issues Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Strengths-Based Therapy Stress Management Telehealth Trauma Recovery


Service introduction

I believe in an integrative, trauma-informed approach, meaning I combine different therapeutic tools and methods to fit the needs of my clients. In my experience, no one form of therapy is right for everyone. Together, we will determine your goals and develop a collaborative and customized treatment plan. I utilize the following methods in my work with individuals, couples and families: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Internal Family Systems – Parts work Pia Mellody’s Model for Developmental Immaturity Issues DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Interpersonal Psychotherapy Experiential Therapy EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) The Gottman Method Inner child / Attachment work Solution Focused Motivational Interviewing Mindfulness Guided Imagery I offer individual, couples and family therapy for the following issues: Postpartum Depression / Anxiety Maternal Mental Health Birth Trauma Anxiety Depression Self-esteem Assertiveness Skills Family Conflict Parenting Stress Management Life Transitions Trauma Love Addiction / Avoidance Codependency Couples / Relationship Issues

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