Amy Diachenko Foster is a native of Yadkinville and a graduate of Forbush High School. She saw a need for a practice that specialized in children in families in Yadkin County and decided to come back home to open her own practice, Fostering Minds. She has since expanded the practice to include a location in Lewisville as well. Amy takes pride in serving the community in which she lives.
Amy began her career focusing on younger children and their families, and has enjoyed expanding her practice to include helping young adults transition through new life experiences. From the beginning Amy has had an ease with bonding and developing good rapport with children quickly.
Amy received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Interpersonal & Organization Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from East Carolina University in 2006. She has formal training in Applied Behavior Analysis and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Using evidenced-based treatment, Amy specializes in working with anxiety and common behavior difficulties seen in childhood and adolescents. Amy values developing healthy relationships with the individuals she serves and combines many modalities in her sessions.
Amy is licensed by the NC Psychology Board as a Licensed Psychological Associate, licensed number 3555.
Keri Smith Gaylord has extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Clinical Supervision and integrating Mindful Movement and Mindfulness into Therapeutic Practice using the Subtle Yoga model. Keri has spent her career providing evidence-based treatments, primarily to children, adolescents and their families, specializing in complex trauma, complicated grief and issues including dramatic transition, early childhood trauma and sexual abuse, secondary trauma and fractured attachment.
Keri is expanding her practice to see more adults, especially women experiencing pregnancy and early motherhood and has completed training in perinatal and postpartum mood disorders. Experienced in providing services in PRTF, home and outpatient environments, Keri has served clients with a wide range of psychiatric and mental health symptoms. Keri strongly believes that healing is an ongoing process, and has found that her attitude of acceptance and respectful curiosity offers clients the space needed to find emotional and behavioral well-being.
Keri received her Master of Social Work from The University of Georgia in 2012. She is licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina.