Amory was born and raised in San Francisco, where he was exposed to Buddhist philosophy at a young age. Amory utilizes a Buddhist informed practice of mindfulness in conjunction with Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Amory believes in a person-centered, strengths-focused treatment model that meets clients exactly where they are while also providing the tools to help them get where they want to be.
Amory is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, (CRPA) a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T). Amory is credentialed and or certified through the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC;) for all three credentials or certifications. Amory completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service Management in January of 2020 from SUNY Empire.
Prior to joining Maui Recovery, Amory worked as a Peer Advocate in New York, where he helped to build and develop Long Island’s first Recovery Community Outreach Center, which came to be used as a best practice model in New York. Amory was later invited to join and implement a new program that provided rapid response peer services to individuals in emergency departments who were struggling with addiction. Amory took on the role of program manager shortly after joining, and the program went on to successfully serve hundreds of individuals as well as earn the Pinnacle Award in the hospital system that the program operated within.