Private practice therapist in Durham, NC

My Training

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Durham, NC. I see adults for individual therapy and mindfulness training.

I have provided psychotherapy services in private practice, community, agency, and university settings in the U.S. and abroad for over 15 years. I regularly attend workshops, trainings, and consultation groups to continue expanding my skills and knowledge.


EMDR Certification 2018

EMDR Basic Training 2016

License in Clinical Social Work (NC #C006034) 2008

Yoga Teacher Certification 2007

MSW – UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Social Work 2004

MPH – UNC-Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health 2004

My Approach

I employ an integrated psychotherapy approach to meet the needs of my clients. I believe that the brain and body naturally want to move toward healthier and more adaptive functioning. An integrated approach incorporates appropriate, research-supported techniques and frameworks to conceptualize and treat a variety of presenting problems. I conceptualize my clients’ presenting problems from a strengths-based framework, and strive to create a non-judgmental and empathetic climate in my therapeutic relationships. I invite clients to partner with me as part of a therapeutic team, to set their own goals and to give me feedback on the treatment, so that they can make as much progress as possible.

Depending on the needs of each individual client, my approach includes elements of:

• EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy)

• CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

• Relational Therapy

• MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)

• Yoga and Mindfulness Techniques

If the therapeutic relationship feels like a good fit, we will work together as a “therapy team” to make treatment as efficient as possible. In the spirit of collaboration, I regularly use homework assignments to assist you in building new skills and improving your functioning in the areas of life in which you are struggling. Therapy is not magic and it’s often not easy - but if we work collaboratively together, improved mental health and healthier relationships in a short period of time are reasonable expectations of treatment.

Interest Specialties

• Trauma Recovery


• Anxiety

• Mindfulness


• Healthy sexuality

• Sexual assault, abuse, and harassment

• Intimate partner violence and stalking

• Stress management

• Adjustment issues



· EMDR International Association

· North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work

To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.


© 2019 Amy Cleckler LCSW

918 Broad St., Durham, NC 27705 | 919.943.9931 |