Bumps in the Road
Ask Dr. Amy
It is with great pleasure and much excitement that I welcome you to the first Ask Dr. Amy column.
The column is for you, the readers, to answer questions about love, life, and relationships. Ask
me whatever your heart compels. I can’t promise that everything I say you’ll like. I can’t promise
that every suggestion I make will work. I can promise that I will do my best to answer your
questions in an honest, caring manner. I’m not an expert at anything except imperfection. I am
a clinical psychologist and have spent the majority of my career helping people live healthier
lives. Most were adults, who experienced both physical and emotional pain. It gives me special
pleasure to write a column focused on happiness, joy, and love.
This is a ‘whole new world’ for me, so to speak. After spending years working with people face
to face, I relish this opportunity to communicate with all of you. It also gives me a chance to
focus on the positive-what’s right about romance and love. And yes, I believe whole heartedly
in the mission statement and am going to do my best to ensure its realization. Sharing our
thoughts about love, life, and relationships with one another, please give feedback wherever
you can. We really want to hear from you! Speaking of happiness, joy, and love, the holidays
are just around the corner. Check out our holiday information and be sure to send in your
stories of romance so we can share them with others!
Amy B. Trachter, Psy.D.,Ph.D. is the Director of Development and Operations for Romance Channel,
a subsidiary of MetroGuide.com. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and New York;
her California licensure is pending. She is also an Adjunctive Assistant Professor of Clinical
Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine University of Miami. Click here to reach Dr. Amy via email.