Amy C. O’Neill, MS, LPC
Clinician, Survivor, Speaker and Presenter
Amy C. O’Neill has built a career in mental health over two and a half decades, and traveled a personal path that has proven over and over again that resilience is a main component to truly living healthy, both in mind and body. When we face tragedy or a major life challenge, we must understand the process of working through the adversity. Resilience is a mandatory skill for us to recover when obstacles interfere. Redefining resilience, rebuilding ourselves and transformation will be a part of the healing process. Amy can also attest that resilience can be harnessed. We must learn to harvest and repurpose our skills with an intent to heal. After methodically training and successfully completing three Ironman Triathlons, and the prestigious Boston Marathon five times, Amy also knows how mental and physical focus can lead to success. Perhaps her biggest life test was being thrust into the role of a Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor. Amy’s goal is to share her keen and personal insights with victims, survivors, communities, treatment professionals and those suffering from life changing experiences.
Amy O’Neill is a proud stakeholder in the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC), a multi-disciplinary team of scholars, researchers, victim assistance professionals, partner organizations, technical experts, and relevant local and national organizations.
Amy C O'Neill, MS, LPC has built a career in mental health over two and a half decades, and traveled a personal path that has proven over and over again that resilience is key to truly living healthy, both in mind and body. . Perhaps her biggest life test was being thrust into the role of a Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor. Her testimony about understanding the path of the unthinkable has opened up her eyes to a new way of going through adversity. The survival journey is complicated but we can not only survive challenges, but thrive when re-defining resilience and willingness to transform is part of the plan.
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