About Amy Wine

Amy Wine is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is founder of the Amy Wine Counseling Center, which is a group practice in Cypress TX.

Hurricane Harvey: Giving Back To The Community

As much as I love our team coming together for a blog series, it saddens me that this particular set of blogs revolved around Hurricane Harvey. This hurricane has devastated so much of our beautiful Texas coastline, our community, and our hearts. Even weeks later, I am shocked to see standing water and piles of [...]

By | 2018-02-01T22:47:46+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Ally, Anger, anxiety, Change, Childrens Counseling, Depression, Grief, Parenting, Self-care, Stress, Teens|Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey: Giving Back To The Community

Stable Business Practices

As you might have noticed recently, our entire office was recently challenged by our blogging queen to write a blog series on stability.  All of us were assigned a specific topic; mine was stability when opening a new business.  At first, I giggled, because at that moment I felt anything but stable. I felt overwhelmed, [...]

By | 2017-07-17T08:37:15+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Growth, Resolutions, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Stable Business Practices

Unplugging For Balance

It can be really difficult to look at all of the aspects of our lives, without getting overwhelmed, and accurately judge how much time we should allot to each area in order to gain stability. How do we prioritize? Not only am I still trying to figure out how to achieve work-life balance, but I [...]

By | 2017-06-12T22:09:43+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Adult Counseling, anxiety, Change, Growth, Resolutions, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Unplugging For Balance

5 Ways to Get the Biggest Impact Out of Counseling

Making the decision to enter counseling is an important one, and can often be a difficult phone call to make. Your counselor is aware of this, and considerate of the sometimes intense emotions that have going into your reaching out for help. Counselors sometimes find themselves in your very shoes—making this same call—at some point [...]

By | 2017-04-18T12:10:28+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Marriage Counseling|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Get the Biggest Impact Out of Counseling

Help for Childhood Anxiety

It’s not uncommon for parents to encounter anxiety in their children. All of us suffer from some level of anxiety at some point in our lives. In fact, it’s a natural reaction to unpredictable or frightening circumstances. Anxiety is part of our basic survival instinct. It only becomes a problem—for adults or children—when it becomes [...]

By | 2017-01-04T15:56:32+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Childhood Anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Parenting|Comments Off on Help for Childhood Anxiety

Living With an Anxious Partner

  Steps to Take When Living with an Anxious Partner Anxiety disorders affect over 40 million adults, and are the most common mental illness in the United States. What do you do when that anxious person is someone you love and share a life with? Living with an anxious partner can at times be overwhelming [...]

By | 2016-12-14T15:33:53+00:00 December 14th, 2016|anxiety, Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling|Comments Off on Living With an Anxious Partner

5 Action Steps for Managing Anxiety

The Good News About Managing Anxiety Every week, clients tell me they’re constantly worrying, feeling nervous, or lying awake sleepless at night, kept awake by obsessive thoughts.Some even tell me they’re having panic attacks, where their heart races, they feel like they can’t breathe, can’t escape. These are classic symptoms of anxiety. The good news?  [...]

By | 2016-11-30T20:45:37+00:00 November 30th, 2016|anxiety|Comments Off on 5 Action Steps for Managing Anxiety

Deflecting Negative Self-talk

The Story of Negative Self-talk Take a moment and think about the last time you said something nice about you to yourself. Now, think about the last time you said something not-so-nice. Negative self-talk is one of the more destructive aspects of our interior life. The truth is, though, that if you’re like most of [...]

By | 2016-12-09T23:36:56+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Self-care|Comments Off on Deflecting Negative Self-talk

Five Things Happy Couples Never Do

Many things contribute to the success of a relationship. In my couples counseling work, I've noticed there are some things happy couples almost always do and some things they just don’t.  Withhold Affection Happy couples tend to show frequent, spontaneous, and tender physical affection. They do not use sex as a weapon or affection as [...]

By | 2017-01-15T15:45:20+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on Five Things Happy Couples Never Do

Anger Isn’t Always a Negative

Anger is Our Check Engine Light I see a lot of anger in my counseling practice, which is good. Anger is like the ‘Check Engine’ light on your car’s dashboard. It lets you know something is wrong, but it doesn’t tell you exactly what. To find out, you have to lift up the hood and [...]

By | 2016-11-05T21:04:27+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Adult Counseling, Anger, Relationships|Comments Off on Anger Isn’t Always a Negative