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December 4, 2023

Staff Spotlight, Amy Braverman

Staff Spotlight, Amy Braverman

Dec 4, 2023

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Amy Braverman (she/her). I am a Psychotherapist, LCMHC, as well as a Clinical Manager for The Emily Program’s Triangle Outpatient Treatment Center in Durham, North Carolina. I have worked for The Emily Program for over four years. 

What does a typical day look like for you at The Emily Program?

It’s hard to describe a “typical” day (which is what I love so much about this work!), but my days involve a combination of clinical supervisions, direct client care, various consultation meetings, milieu management, group facilitation, programming and scheduling management, connections with providers in the community, outreach efforts, and more. 

What are you excited for this holiday season?

I really look forward to and always enjoy Thanksgiving! I love being with family and enjoying great food 🙂 

What motivates you to show up for work each day?

My wonderful clients and colleagues foremost. I feel so lucky to work in a helping profession and to support people during some of the most challenging days of their lives. Seeing our clients move through challenges and enhance their quality of life is an incredible thing. It’s awesome to do this work alongside such wonderful peers who make the experience collaborative and fun. 

What have our clients taught you?

Our clients have really shown me what strength is. When I reflect on how disruptive, consuming, and devastating eating disorders can be to a person’s life, it amazes me how hard our clients work to create change. To say I’m impressed by our clients is truly an understatement, but I am so impressed with how they move through the work in treatment. It’s especially inspiring when you consider the perspective that some primary components of our treatment are equivalent to facing your greatest fear numerous times a day.  

What three words would you use to describe The Emily Program?

Inclusive, competent, and caring.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Spend time with friends and family, explore something new around town, and attend Carolina Hurricanes games (big fan!).

Get help. Find hope.