I’m very familiar with the struggles that families and individuals face with kids or adults with behavioral learning, socialization or developmental challenges.

I grew up in a family where I had a brother with these challenges, so our whole household was impacted.  One of the major challenges was finding professionals, doctors, educators, and practitioners that could see past my brother’s deficits, and look past his behaviors to see him as an individual.

They should see him as a child who is doing the very best he can or could to engage and learn and connect with his world, but instead, many of them did not look past his deficits.

This experience with my own brother has really led me to this path and what I do and my purpose, in my work, which is being a provider.

My name is Dr. Amy Spoelstra. and I’m a provider that has brought multiple different schools of thought, theories, professional approaches, and clinical approaches together to help these families see that they do have more options than just living with these challenges, trying to cover them or defining their kids by the challenges they have.

We can help individuals have a better expression of life, no matter where you are. That’s what drives me – helping families like my own family have a better expression of life.