Welcome to the Blog

Have a topic idea? Reach out to me at info@doctoramyllc.com with your ideas! 



Learn more

Dr. Amy King, aka Dr. Amy, is a licensed psychologist who provides training, consultation, and education to medical providers and clinics. Among her specialties is working with professionals to help create resilient children, patients and thriving families, guiding them to heal their stress and trauma through connected relationships. Her experience includes serving as a statewide trainer for the Oregon Department of Human Services and subject matter expert to promote child wellness in pediatric settings on behalf of the Children's Health Alliance. Her current work is promoting resilience within primary care medical homes and through partnership and collaboration via her podcast, her membership, and speaking opportunities and trainings.

Friends,  As of this week, we’ve produced a full-year, 51 episodes of The Most Important Medicine! Friends, I cannot tell you how much joy and excitement this brings me and my team! To have interviewed some of my heroes, friends and experts from around the globe has been my honor. We’ve had thousands of downloads and […]

My podcast is getting a facelift!

read now

Chilly nights by the campfire, sunny days by the shore, and lots of moments that filled my heart. These were the moments at UKANDU family camp. UKANDU is a non-profit organization that supports families and children navigating childhood cancer. This past week, I was honored to join the children, families and staff at family camp. I settled […]

You Can Do!

read now

I know we’re well beyond April (April is Carry a Poem in Your Pocket Month!), but given the response to last week’s newsletter, I thought I might share a poem. It’s not mine, but one that was shared by a friend, Dr. Joe Sherman, a physician and coach with whom I facilitate a weekly group to […]

Tell me your story

read now

Friends,  I hope this message finds you soaking up long, sunny days and sipping your favorite beverages. I imagine you reading this at a park or sitting at a baseball game between innings – that’s what I wish for you! At a recent speaking engagement, a woman approached me. Her eyes shone with kindness and light […]

You changed my life.

read now

Happy Independence Day Friends, I hope that this finds you celebrating with family and friends today! In the picture, you’ll see me with a beautiful friend, frolicking at the St. Paul Rodeo – one of my favorite ways to celebrate our country.  We’ll be taking the week off from podcasting and re-airing a fabulous interview […]

What is The Most Important Medicine?

read now

Friends, This past week, I had the pleasure of training forty early childhood professionals in my new curriculum, Cards for Connection©. Cards for Connection© is a two-day certification program. Forty Early Head Start Teachers, Healthy Family Nurse Home Visitors, Parent Advocates, Parent Educators and Mental Health Consultants linked arms with me to learn interventions that […]

Transforming Care for Birth to Five

read now

Friends, It’s been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks – holy moly! Between graduation and family being in town, I find myself overwhelmed and delighted all at the same time. If you didn’t see the letter to my daughter or the newsletter on finding joy, you should check those out for context. I’ve had family in town […]

Practice sitting with joy

read now

Hi Friends, As I mentioned in last week’s post, these past few weeks embody joy and celebration for our family. So, in lieu of our typical newsletter, I hope you’ll join me in sharing joy. Whether you’re a parent or professional (or both!) reading this newsletter, joy, and celebration are an important part of our journey. If […]

Sharing Joy

read now

Hi Friends, If you’re not in the mood for sappy accolades and nostalgia, keep scrolling… “Every child deserves at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about them.” Urie Bronfrenbrenner This year has been coined, The Year of Sophia. Why? Because my daughter, Sophia, graduates from high school in just 4 days! The “why” is […]

My greatest accomplishment?

read now

Hi Friends, I hope you all enjoyed the long Memorial Weekend. With whom did you spend time? I had a great balance of kitchen nook friends and front porch friends, not too many BBQ friends. If you missed last week’s newsletter about creating your village, you can find it here. It’s been an interesting exercise for […]

Who will receive your time and energy?

read now