Amie Harwick (R) displays her book The New Sex Bible For Women in 2014
Amie Nicole Harwick (May 20, 1981–February 15, 2020) was an American marriage and family therapist and writer.
2 Personal life
Harwick worked as a model and dance performer to pay for her college and university education. She studied Psychology at California Polytechnic University in Pomona, and later earned a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology focusing on Marriage and Family Therapy, a Ph.D. from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and later became a licensed Doctor in Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy. Harwick was a well-known therapist in West Hollywood, specializing in family and sex counseling. She regularly appeared on podcasts, TV and her YouTube channel to discuss her work.
At the time of her death she had started working with Pineapple Support, an organization of sex-work-positive mental health professionals that had been founded in late 2017 in the wake of a rash of adult-industry suicides.
Harwick and comedian Drew Carey first met at a party in the summer of 2017. Carey posted a photo of them together on Instagram with the caption: “The face of a lottery winner (L).” Within a year Carey proposed to her and they became engaged. The engagement was called off in 2018 and the split was reported as amicable. After her death, Carey told NBC that Harwick was “A positive force in the world and an unapologetic champion of women”
On February 15, 2020, Harwick was found under a balcony at her home and died after being taken to the hospital. Initial investigation found that she had been strangled and thrown from the third floor, after a fight. The suspect, who she had twice filed restraining orders against, was arrested the next day and is charged for murder with the special circumstance of 'lying in wait', breaking and entering, and Home burglary. He is currently in jail awaiting trial.
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