In 1997, I graduated from Tufts University in Medford, MA with an undergraduate degree in clinical psychology. During college, I volunteered on the university’s peer hotline and in a domestic violence shelter. In 1999, I graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work.
I have been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Delaware since 2002, and have worked in a variety of outpatient and intensive outpatient mental health settings. After having two children and recognizing the unique challenges of the transition to parenthood, I decided to focus my career on helping other moms. I earned certificates in the treatment of perinatal mood disorders from Postpartum Support International and the Postpartum Stress Center and opened my private practice in 2011.
I work to stay current in the field by maintaining my membership in Postpartum Support International and attending related conferences/ trainings. In my practice, I use a mix of cognitive and behavioral interventions, relationship counseling, and connection to community resources/social support. I have a special interest in how mindfulness skills can be used to deal with the stresses of parenthood, and serve as a peer facilitator of Mindfulness Meditation group in Dover. I also have strong interests in laughter, chocolate, and the great outdoors.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to do work that is meaningful to me. I feel honored to be part of the healing process with the women who share their stories with me.
Amy Didden, LCSW 144 Kings Highway Suite 303, Dover, DE 19901 302-231-2312