Amy Laster (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina, having earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Since 2019, Amy has been working at Veritas Collaborative with individuals struggling with all types of eating disorders, across numerous levels of care. She is an experienced resource for patients, able to provide individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, clinical supervision, and therapeutic meal support to patients of any age. She utilizes an integrated approach to therapy which incorporates features of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). The therapy she provides is trauma-informed and features evidence-based interventions geared toward each patient’s individual needs. In addition to specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, Amy also has experience treating numerous co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, and OCD.
In addition to clinical work, Amy is also one of the clinical managers at Veritas’ Triangle Outpatient Center. In this role, she acts as both clinical and frontline staff support for adult PHP, adult IOP, adolescent PHP, adolescent IOP, and outpatient services.
Amy loves to learn and assisted in developing group therapy curriculum utilized across the Accanto Health system. In general, she strongly believes therapeutic progress is underpinned by thorough assessment and development of an evidence-based treatment plan for the treatment of eating disorders. She is also passionate about increasing access to care for all individuals in need and enjoys partnering with external providers throughout the community to provide education regarding the detection and treatment of eating disorders. One of Amy’s goals is to grow awareness of inherent biases around categories such as body size and nutrition, as well as to break down the stigmas related to eating disorders and the impact they have on individuals struggling with eating disorders.