Amy Hoopes

Amy Hoopes, MSW, LCSW


“I think attending couples therapy, or any form of psychotherapy, is a radical act because it demonstrates a willingness to take risks and to unlearn our limiting patterns of thinking and behavior. It means facing discomfort and uncertainty head-on and trusting a process that may not have a clear (end) result. Taking this step doesn’t have to be precipitated by a crisis. Nurturing our intimate relationships is a lifelong job. One that we should prioritize. By showing up openly, we can slow down and cherish what it means to feel connected, and that’s really what life is all about.” 

Amy is an extrovert who has always had a penchant for connection and for connecting people with each other; this is the foundational value upon which she’s built her career, first as a teacher and now as a therapist. Amy has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds within inpatient, outpatient, and school-based settings. The more clients she meets, the more strongly she believes that personal healing involves healing the system(s) in which we are entwined; this has solidified her commitment to couples work, and she considers it a great honor to support every couple in the unique process of relational healing.

Amy approaches her work with a social justice and trauma-informed lens. She utilizes relational and narrative theories to inform her clinical relationships and center clients as experts in their healing. Amy lives in Western MA with her fiancé and two cats.

Ask me about: Trail running, Southeast Asia, gardening, crafting the perfect coffee, therapy as a form of self-care.

 Ever since I was young, I’ve been: Seeking out connection and the next outdoor adventure.

Favorite quote: “Maybe life doesn’t get any better than this, or any worse, and what we get is just what we’re willing to find: small wonders, where they grow.” — Barbara Kingsolver

Favorite kind of couple: I admire couples that continuously show up for one another through life’s messiness, who are as committed to personal growth as they are to relational growth, and who recognize that love can persist both because of and in spite of separation. I am excited to work with any and all couples who show courage in tending deeply and vulnerably to their relationships.


MSW from Smith College
Gottman Level I and II
Additional training in: Open Dialogue Family Therapy, Polyvagal theory, Motivational, Interviewing
Lojong Mind Training

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