Focus: Psychological and neuropsychological testing, autism, ADHD, anxiety, and trauma.
Biography: Amy Bruno, Ph.D., has clinical experience working with clients spanning the life cycle, with specialized training in neuropsychological and psychological assessment. In her testing work, Dr. Bruno is experienced at using a range of well-researched and validated psychometric instruments to provide diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations for individuals across the lifespan, with particular specialization in adolescents and adults. She is passionate about helping individuals better understand how they interact with themselves, others, and their environment from a strengths- based behavioral perspective on a day-to-day basis to determine the most appropriate course of treatment.
In her therapy work, Dr. Bruno works with individuals on a range of issues including gender and sexual identity development and acceptance, anxiety, executive functioning, and trauma. Dr. Bruno has received advanced training in a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Bruno strives for an open and authentic therapeutic relationship, and believes that each individual’s concerns must be addressed with an approach that considers each individual’s unique personality, life style, and needs.
Dr. Bruno completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with specializations in psychopathology, leadership, and pedagogy. She earned her doctorate degree from The Ohio State University, and she also holds certifications as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Dr. Bruno has experience in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, home-based therapeutic services, private outpatient therapy clinics, and private neuropsychological practice.
Dr. Bruno completed her APA-accredited internship in Clinical Psychology with Life Skills Psychological Services in Cadillac, MI, where she specialized in psychological and neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, emotional difficulties, substance abuse, PTSD, and Dementia and memory issues. Dr. Bruno obtained her post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology at Boston Neuropsychological Services in Needham, MA, where she practiced extensively with individuals aged 4 through adulthood with neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive concerns with co-morbid psychological symptoms and psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, depression, trauma responses, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia spectrum disorders.