About Me

Amelia McGinnis, LCSW BCN


(814) 862-9969

I have been an outpatient therapist in State College since 2009, when I graduated with a masters of social work from Temple University.  I have been a certified EMDR therapist since 2019 and am Board Certified in Neurofeedback, which I have been offering in my practice for over 15 years. Along with multiple speaking engagements in the area about adolescents, neurofeedback, and polyvagal theory, I am also a published author of a chapter in the book “Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders,” by Seubert and Virdi which is now in it’s second edition.

Brain-based Integration

I believe in an integrated, multi-faceted, client-focused approach that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual or family she meets. I am a brain-based therapist and use myknowledge of the brain in therapy using modalities such as EMDR and Neurofeedback. I have specialized training in attachment focused family therapy as well as other family therapy approaches.  I am also a a qualified professional to deliver Rick Hanson’s Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT). I am a candid and caring therapist who recognizes and honors the relationship between the therapist and client as a way to help healing occur.



Either in an individual and family setting, I use my candor and caring to help teenagers who are struggling with a multitude of symptoms including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, and family issues.

Attachment Issues

I have training from Dan Hughes and have attended and presented at the National ATTACh Conference.  I  work with children of all ages that have been adopted or are struggling with attachment problems.

Parenting skills

Often times, parents need help navigating how to parent a child in today’s world.  I can offer clear and practical advice to parents with children of any age, whether the concerns are regarding behavior, discipline approaches, anxiety, sensory issues, or divorce.


I use EMDR, attachment focused therapy, SSP, and ego state therapies, such as Internal Family Systems, to help people resolve events or trauma they may have experienced in their lives.


Combining neurofeedback therapy with parent education and family therapy, I successfully work with families, children, and adults with ADHD.


Mindfulness, heart rate variability, and neurofeedback are tools that are often used when working with anxiety.  I also integrat my knowledge of the brain to help clients understand where anxiety is coming from and then how to reduce it.