Dr Amy has served in the field of education since 1994. Her passion for understanding and helping individuals become their best selves is inspired by her own personal overcoming of trauma, addiction and mental illness. She has considered Central Oregon home since 1988 where she currently works as a systems-level consultant with Cultures of Care, teaches for USC in Rossier’s School Counseling program and regularly presents at local, state and national conferences on a variety of psychoeducational and trauma-invested topics.
Dr. Yillik attended Central Oregon Community College, earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Washington, her M.Ed in School Counseling and her Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Seattle Pacific University. She is a Licensed School Psychologist and Counselor, Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Trauma Specialist, A CONNECT Trainer, an IIRP Restorative Practices Trainer, Certified DBT Practitioner and is currently earning her certification in Applied Educational Neuroscience. Her personal wellness plan includes activities such as spending time with her 3 children, husband, extended family and friends, reading, beading, crocheting, singing, playing the guitar, embroidering, being in nature, hunting, traveling, scuba diving, skiing and enjoying her home and her animals.