Meet Amaris Watson, LCSW-C...
Hey there! I’m Amaris, mental health and couple’s therapist and owner of PracKind Solutions. I’m here to help you discover and live a life FULL of clarity, confidence and peace.
Truth is, we are all born to experience joy, love and to master our purpose. But, sometimes life gets in the way… ALL THE WAY IN THE WAY … clouds our vision and blocks us from seeing and believing this reality.
Break-ups happen. Divorce happens. Loss happens. Life after graduation happens. Conflict happens. Self uncertainty happens.
These transitions and stressors often wear us down and leave us feeling confused, worried and low.
This is where I come in.
I come in to remind you of the truths that are often forgotten and to provide insight and strategy to guide you towards healing and finding your new way.
I believe that the reciprocity of kindness infused with clarity and technique can equip you with the power necessary to strive forward, meaningfully connect with others and reach your personal and relationship goals.
My passion is to help you create happier homes, inspired hearts and more peaceful spaces. As well as to help shed light on mental wellness, boost corporate empathy and understanding for others who are striving for mental wellness and to help silence the stigma.
Whether it’s mending your broken heart, repairing a broken relationship, boosting your sense of self and confidence, preparing for a healthy marriage, bringing peace and clarity to your space or mastering mental wellness in this crazy world, I’m here for you.
Remember, theres no shame in asking for help. We all need it. You are not alone.
Let’s gain perspective, re-discover your personal power and recover emotional, mental and relational wellness… together!
Common questions for Amaris...
1. What’s your role as my therapist?
My role as your therapist is to partner with you and help guide you towards healing and navigating through life’s chaos and stress. Through insight, theoretical and/or faith-based tools and strategy, we work to help you disconnect from fear, pain and confusion and and grow deeper in peace, understanding and love.
I do not tell you what to do. I do not make decisions for you. Instead, you’re empowered to decide what path you want to take. With care, acceptance and technique, I help you alleviate emotional pain, speak your truth, re-discover your personal power and achieve what your heart truly desires.
2. What’s your educational background and training?
I am an alumna of Salisbury University and received my Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I’m certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and a facilitator for PREPARE/ENRICH, an assessment tool to help strengthen marriages and relationships.
3. What are EFT and CBT?
In a nutshell, Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) is a here-and-now therapeutic approach that helps you learn the underlying needs of your partner, hear what’s often unspoken, learn new, effective ways of communicating and strengthen your emotional connection. It helps you to love one another better.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy approach that speaks to your thought world and behavior patterns and looks deeply at the relationship between your beliefs, emotions and outcomes. The goal of CBT is to help you identify, challenge and resolve unhealthy thought patterns and problematic beliefs in hopes to help you get unstuck and live the life of your dreams.
4. What can I expect during our initial session?
You can expect to be greeted with kindness and to be shown care and acceptance. During the initial session, we review and sign paperwork including the informed consent, limits of confidentiality, client’s rights, practice policies and notice of privacy practices. During this session and the new few sessions, we discuss presenting problems, current and past personal functioning, family background history and goals of therapy. We also discuss the frequency of sessions and determine whether we comfortably work together or if another referral may be needed.
5. How long is therapy?
This depends solely on your needs and desires as discussed during the initial sessions.
Hope this is helpful! Anything I didn't answer? Please feel free to send me a note here and I will get back to you soon.