Amy Lewis Bear earned a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University where she was a member of Chi Sigma Iota international honor society. She completed her clinical internship in the Behavioral Health Unit and Emergency Room of Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia. After graduation, Ms. Bear joined Atlanta Medical Center as a Licensed Psychiatric Clinician conducting psychological evaluations and individual and group therapy sessions in the Adult and Geriatric Behavioral Health Units. She has worked with patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis, drug and alcohol addiction, depression, suicide ideation, personality and anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alzheimer's disease.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Ms. Bear was part of a marketing team in New York that launched newly developed medications across the United States and in some foreign countries for major pharmaceutical corporations such as Pfizer Inc. She worked with world-renowned physician scientists including leaders of an international clinical trial and the national Women's Health Study conducted by Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital. During her stint as a medical writer, the International Medical News Group, publishers of physician news magazines such as Clinical Psychiatry News, sent her on assignment to cover the latest medical advances in the United States and abroad.
Ms. Bear is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. She counts the American Counseling Association and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association among her professional memberships. She is currently becoming certified in the Family Violence Intervention Program developed by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.
Ms. Bear lives with her husband and son in Buckhead and enjoys hiking in the mountains of North Carolina.