Amy Helms, LMSW, MS, RD, LD, CLT
Amy Helms, LMSW, MS, RD, LD, CLT is the founder of New Hope Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC. She is an experienced clinician and believes in the power of human connection and self-compassion to foster growth and powerful transformation. Amy has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of nutrition, body image, intuitive eating, eating disorders, and infertility, women’s health, and food allergies.
She believes in combining an individualized approach with the latest evidenced based techniques. She practices within the Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® principles. She is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, and her Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. This not only enhances her nutrition counseling skills but enables her to provide psychotherapy to patients at New Hope Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC. She gained extensive clinical and supervisory experience working at academic medical centers, eating disorder treatment programs, serving as a school nutrition director, and serving as a preceptor for aspiring dietitians, physicians, and nurses. Amy has been invited to and given several presentations to a variety of professional organizations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Neurology Association, the Association of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, Georgia Psychology Association, the National Christian Social Work Association, Licensed Professional Counselors of Georgia, National Association of Social Workers, and the National Eating Disorders Association. She has been the featured speaker at multiple National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walks.
Amy understands the importance of continuing education and being current on the latest evidenced based treatments. She does this through memberships in professional organizations including the National Social Work Association, SC Chapter National Association Social Workers, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), and Academy of Eating Disorders (AED), International Association Eating Disorder Professionals, International Federation Eating Disorder Professionals, and Eating Disorder Pro. Additionally, she serves as an advocate for Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. She is the leader for Project HEAL Midlands of South Carolina Chapter, and a member of the Project Heal HEALers Circle.
When she is not in the office, you will find her spending time with her two children, Laura Grace and Joshua. Her favorite ways to practice self-care are playing tennis with her USTA league team or just hitting the ball around, journaling, and going for walks.
New Hope Counseling and Wellness Center enables patients to receive both nutrition and counseling services either together or separately depending upon your individual needs.
She is currently working on a faith-based recovery workbook for eating disorders.