It's Not About Me....It's About YOU

Scroll down to read about my story.  But first, let's talk about YOU.

Do you try to keep it all together on the outside, but are really struggling on the inside?  Did something (or somethings) happen in your life that is really affecting you now?  Are your relationship suffering?  Or are you struggling as a parent?

YOU are why I am here. I believe that you have it within yourself to reach your goals and tackle whatever may be holding you back. And I want to help you get there.

Starting therapy for the first time or with a new therapist can feel intimidating, I get that. But please know I will do my best to hep you feel comfortable and supported every step of the way. Let's get started!


Next Steps...

Still curious?  Please contact me to schedule a free 20-minute consultation call to see if we are a good fit.



My Story

Hi, I am Amy.  I grew up in Philadelphia, went to Penn State for undergraduate studies, and moved to southern California in 1995 to attend graduate school. I now reside in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon.

I have been a licensed therapist since 2000 and working in the field of clinical social work for over 25 years.

Over the course of my career, I have worked in outpatient clinics, schools and hospital systems doing therapy, case management and therapy supervision. I currently provide therapy through my private practice here, TalkItOutOregon.com, as well as through the telehealth company, PlushCare.com.

In addition to online therapy, I also do on-site crisis counseling for businesses, CSWA clinical supervision, clinical consultation and speaking engagements about online therapy.

Although I work with people of all different backgrounds and situations, I specialize in working with women and mothers. And I use a pretty amazing approach called EMDR to do what I do.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping and playing tennis.

Amy Kaplan In the Press

KATU News in Portland
The New York Post
CBS News

My Education:

BA with Distinction - Penn State University
MSW - California State University, Long Beach
EMDR Therapy - Personal Transformation Institute
Certificate in Telemental Health and Digital Ethics


California Board of Behavioral Sciences #LCS19866
Oregon Board of Social Work #L7366

Areas of Interest and Expertise:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with somatic and attachment focus
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Disruptive Event Management
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Therapy
  • Digital Ethics

That was a lot of info, right?  Please Contact Me if you have any questions.