Amy Lajiness, MSW

Mental Health Therapist

Amy spent her childhood living in New Jersey, California, Fiji, and Virginia, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wheaton College (IL), where she enjoyed fostering connections between people as a dorm R.A. Following graduation, she moved back to her home state of California and began working with children with autism and their families. Amy also worked for several years as a Director of Youth Ministry before attending San Diego State for her Masters in Social Work. Her graduate studies included a concentration on children, youth, and families, and coursework to obtain her Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Social Work. Amy’s professional experience includes providing school-based mental health services to students who had been expelled from their Middle and High Schools, as well as outpatient family and individual therapy with children and their parents. Amy is thrilled to be able to continue walking alongside and providing support to youth facing a variety of struggles through her work at Mending Matters.


When not engaging with youth, Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and trying out new recipes. She is currently working towards obtaining licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.