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Amber Carra, LMFT

Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I bring my knowledge earned through education, research, and personal experience. I specialize in Trauma and Substance Use. My goal is to help clients break through pain, gain self awareness, and a love for self that replaces a need for chemical dependance. I have over 10 years experience working with various clients who struggle with Substance use, and PTSD. My vast experience has shown an innate ability to work well with Veterans and First Responders and their families. as I have several years experience assisting type “A” personalities deal with decreasing the stigma that goes along with asking for help. Let’s see if together we can find you the path you have been seeking through therapy and self love.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 117061

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amber Carra. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

So far, so good…,(very good:).
We’re just getting started down what she mentioned being or allowing for at least 6- months of sessions.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amber not only made me feel so comfortable but also helped me learn some coping mechanisms

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is amazing and has helped me tremendously

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amber is very insightful. I would recommend her because she is a therapist that is relatable for me. Her candor helps to get to the deep things and make it a safe space. She is patient, kind, funny, and very knowledgeable on many aspects of therapy.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

If you’re looking for a therapist who can cut through all the crap and help you identify and deal with the problems you face, then Amber is the therapist for you. Amber is well versed in the concepts and lingo of modern psychology, and is quite effective at presenting it in terms and practices that are easily understood by the average person.
Amber is everything you want in a therapist; understanding, challenging, honest, helpful, candid, insightful and funny.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This was my first time in therapy and I was really nervous to begin. The first therapist that I got matched with was not my cup of tea and when I got Amber my whole experience changed!
She made me feel so comfortable telling her everything that was bothering me and toward the end I couldn’t stop talking. She let me explain my feelings while giving me tools to process them. And I never felt judged, I felt like she really validated what I was feeling and empathized.

And when it came down to deciding on the solution to my problem, she realized I was leaning more one way she changed gears and started letting me go about deciding. And then when it came to the decision I ended up choosing the opposite of what we both thought but it’s because I realized what I really wanted. And I owe that all to her! I feel such a relief that I was able to discuss what was bothering me and come to a rational conclusion that wasn’t influenced by anyone and I was able to decide for myself. It felt great, and I can’t wait to keep on going this way! Thank you Amber!

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue