Dr. Amy Vail

Consulting Psychologist

BA: San Diego State University, Psychology
MA: California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Psy.D: California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Dr. Amy Vail is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been in private practice in the Tahoe area since 2006. Dr. Vail’s approach to therapy is based on a wellness model that supports the underlying healthy self, while working to unravel faulty beliefs and behaviors that prevent adults and adolescents from living their best lives. Dr. Vail has a collaborative approach to therapy and works closely with parents, teachers and doctors to monitor the emotional growth and total wellbeing of her patients. Dr. Vail has extensive training and experience in Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Object Relations Therapy. Dr. Amy Vail has a great interest in experiential and wilderness therapy and incorporates intuitive and energetic medicine in her practice.

In addition to helping SVA as the clinical director, she provides individual and group therapy sessions as needed.

Dr. Vail has privileges at Tahoe Forest hospital, and works for the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer center in Truckee as a Bi-Lingual psychologist.

Additionally, Dr. Vail works with the American Institute of Medical Education and the Creativity and Madness conferences. She coordinates with program development and speaker selection and has lead over 20 international and domestic conferences since 1999. www.AIMED.com

 In her free time, Amy enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, skiing and snowboarding, dirt biking, mountain biking, water sports, art and animals.

 Amy’s service dog, Mr. Buttersworth (AKA Butters or Dr. Puppy), is an integral part of the SVA therapy team.