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About Me

Amy Ruland DyerLicensed Professional Counselor


I currently maintain a private practice while also working at different hospitals and facilities on an as needed basis when their full time therapists need time off from work.  I find that by doing this, I am able to stay current in the mental health field and learn from other professionals.  



PRN Positions

June 2014- present

January 2013-present


November 2012- 2013

Rock Spring Hospital- Georgetown

Meridell Achievement Center Adolescent Program Therapist 

 Texas Health Resources- Springwood

Georgetown, TX

Liberty Hill, TX


Allen, TX

Primary Program Therapist

§  Primary group therapist for Intensive Outpatient Program for chemical dependency and mood disorders.  Developed creative curriculum and program guidelines to provide superior mental health services to diverse population of adult and adolescent patients. 

§  Performed formal assessments to determine appropriate level of care for individuals seeking treatment.

§  Implementation of group therapy techniques to encourage patient recovery, treatment, and retention.  Responsible for family therapy program.


September 2009- November 2010

Raj. Shiwach, MD- Psychiatrist

Desoto, TX

Primary Therapist

§  Provided therapy to individuals who were experiencing grief; depression; addictions; marital problems; chemical dependency or abuse; eating disorders; self-injury; workplace issues; self-esteem issues; and other life disruptions.

§  Launched Intensive Outpatient Program for private practice doctor by developing entire program including guidelines, curriculum, and forms.  Provided group interventions to patients suffering from depression, bipolar, or chemical dependency, and dual diagnosis patients.  Developed creative therapeutic activities and teaching strategies to improve patients’ mental health.

§  Utilization Review for patients admitted to Intensive Outpatient Program.


April 2008-   September 2009

Hickory Trail Mental Health Center

Desoto, TX

Primary Program Therapist

§  Implemented treatment plans and psychosocial evaluations in compliance with JHACO guidelines as well as hospital guidelines.

§  Group therapist- provided therapy to patients admitted to Partial Hospitalization Program.  Treated a variety of acute mental disorders as well as less severe adjustment disorders.

§  Tutored in cognitive therapy techniques by hospital’s Medical Director, Manoochehr Khatami M.D., who was trained by Albert Ellis. 


August 2002-           May 2008

Fellowship Bible Church Dallas

Dallas, TX

Barnabas Journey Ministry Coordinator/Licensed Professional Counselor Intern concurrently


§  Provided therapy to individuals and couples in private practice setting who were experiencing grief; depression; addictions; marital problems; and various other life disruptions.


Barnabas Journey Ministry Coordinator/Licensed Professional Counselor Intern concurrently, continued

§  Barnabas Journey was a ministry of Fellowship Dallas structured as experiential group therapy.  Its purpose was to utilize experiential group therapy processes to help individuals remove the obstacles in their life that are causing them pain and the inability to thrive and live a mentally healthy life.



Master of Arts- Amberton University 2006

Bachelor of Science- University of Texas at Austin- 1987



Licensed Professional Counselor by the State of Texas, License # 63830


References and Continuing Education Log are available on request.


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