Amy Makice, founder of Bloomington Center for Connection, is a parent educator and licensed psychotherapist based in Bloomington, Indiana. Her training includes Relational-Cultural Thinking, Advanced training in Playful Parenting and using play to helping kids who worry with Lawrence Cohen, and trauma-informed care.
Amy specializes in women’s issues and parenting challenges. She offers individual therapy and parent support for people in the Bloomington area; workshops for parents and caregivers; and internet and phone consultations. Her consultations, presentations, and workshops incorporate current research on children’s development, neuroscience, psychotherapy, play therapy as well as concrete techniques for bringing families together.
Amy has a professional history serving the mental health needs of individuals and families. She has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1997. In graduate school, her research on women in recovery and Relational-Cultural Therapy was awarded a grant by the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women as well as the Lettie Page Whitehead Foundation Scholarship.
Amy has three children. Her volunteer work includes helping individuals with severe mental illness, serving on the board of her community band, and working in her kids’ classrooms. She is currently serving on the board of NET, the Monroe County Chartered Council of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana.