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Meet Amy

Amy Robinson is a Clinical Social Worker (CSW) and a provider at Red Sands Psychiatry.

She has nearly completed her requirements for both RPT (Registered Play Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Realization).
She eagerly anticipates achieving both certifications in mid-2024.


Amy specializes in Child-Centered Play Therapy with an Interpersonal

Neurobiological approach (IPNB). She is trained in FLASH, Sand Tray, and Expressive Arts.


Amy Robinson is a Clinical Social Worker (CSW) at Red Sands Psychiatry, specializing in Child-Centered Play Therapy with an Interpersonal Neurobiological (IPNB) approach.


Amy is trained in FLASH, Sand Tray, and Expressive Arts. She is currently under RPT (Registered Play Therapy) supervision and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Realization) certification supervision. She eagerly anticipates completing both certifications in mid-2024.


Amy attended the University of Utah for her undergraduate studies, after which she enrolled in Fordham University's School of Social Work program to pursue a Master's degree. She developed a passion for children's mental health due to several factors. While at the University of Utah, Amy served as a Guardian Ad Litem for several years. In her personal life, she raised a blended family of nine and worked with kids in the foster care system for numerous years. All of these experiences involved working directly with young people and helping them thrive, which solidified her interest in children's mental health.


Amy is fascinated by brain science and incorporates an IPNB (Interpersonal Neurobiological) approach to her care. This approach to care is based on the idea that the brain continuously grows and develops throughout our lifetimes - meaning the potential for growth and healing is unending! - IPNB recognizes the importance of social engagement and attachment in shaping the brain and seeks to help individuals create new, positive experiences that can aid in rewiring neural pathways. Through her various certifications/trainings (RPT, EMDR, Flash, Sand Tray, Expressive Arts, and more), she helps children improve their daily functioning and achieve their goals. Amy loves exploring and using evidence-based modalities informed by brain research in her care.


Amy is a thoughtful, warm, and motivated mental health provider. Her markedly client-centered care style focuses on providing education and resources to help her clients improve their daily functioning. Amy firmly believes that clients have the solutions to their own problems and just need direction and tools to achieve their goals. She works closely with children and families to help them overcome their challenges, meet each of their goals, and get the most out of their daily lives.


Outside of the office, Amy can frequently be found hiking, biking, or enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. She loves spending time with her kids and grandkids.


A favorite quote of hers comes from the Hundred Acre Wood:

"I always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I have been."

- Winnie the Pooh

Inside the office


You can get in touch with Amy by calling our office or by email. We look forward to meeting with you!

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