Amber Smith

LCMHC, LCPC

About me

Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 17 years of experience empowering individuals to live their best lives while coping with difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, medical concerns, and family/parenting challenges. I have a variety of personal and professional experiences that contribute to the development of my empathy, understanding, and relatability. I began my career working with children who had a family member murdered. Since then I have worked with a variety of trauma victims including sexual abuse survivors, adults with child abuse histories, and domestic violence victims. Also, I have counseled many individuals struggling emotionally due to chronic medical conditions. I am a cancer survivor; therefore I am extremely passionate about helping others cope with medical conditions and the consequences of the conditions including chronic pain and infertility. Additionally, for several years I have worked with children and families involved in the child welfare systems. I understand the stresses of parenting and the effects of abuse on children. Therefore, I am deeply invested in helping parents develop better skills for happier families. Overall, I just love helping individuals with emotional struggles no matter what the cause find relief. I believe what Victor Frankl said, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.”

Starting counseling can be very “nerve-racking.” I will try to make it as comfortable as possible. My counseling style is warm, patient, and client-centered. I encourage my clients to develop their own goals and area of focus, but I am always there to help guide them. Also, I am very logical and insight-oriented. My clients often comment that I have helped them develop new understandings and perspectives. Finally, I work hard to be culturally competent. I have lived and traveled all over the world; therefore I am very open to understanding and accepting others. If you are ready to begin a journey of healing and empowerment, I am here to help you!!


I look forward to hearing from you soon!!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

UT LCMHC 12799673-6004

ME LCPC CC6727

FL LMHC MH 9223


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amber Smith. 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.

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amber helped me get to the root of my stuckness. I am very grateful.

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I want to thank Amber for helping me through my anxiety, and educating me about different tools & techniques to help relieve the anxiety. Also for being honest with me and truly helping me grow. Thank you for your patience, grace and truly understanding!

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amber has been a great help to me in such a short amount of time. I hope our paths cross again in the future!

Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Fantastic

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I am getting such a lot out of my sessions with Amber. She's not passive, she's so proactive and engaged. She has great tools and tips and gets down to business from the second the session starts. I highly recommend her if you're wanting to make progress and move forward.

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Good

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

She's been so helpful and understanding. She listens to everything I have to say and has given me amazing tools to use to help me! She's just absolutely amazing and I love her!

Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amber Smith is a kind and helpful therapist. She makes good suggestions and is always ready to listen.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amber is extremely knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. She has shared some resources with me which have been extremely helpful in helping me understand my thought processes and I come away from our sessions feeling hopeful and motivated.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amber has picked me apart beautifully from session 1, she knows what I need and how to get where I want to be, and then has the patience and wisdom when I don't do these things and return week after week seeking her insight.
She makes me feel comfortable about sharing anything I want and makes me look forward to our sessions if I need one, and helps me to feel sometimes like I don't.
Thank you thank you thank you

Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Great therapist!

Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

We’ve only had a couple sessions together but I feel confident that we will continue to work together. Amber listens attentively and responds with actionable items or questions that provoke additional thoughts. She has made some profound statements regarding my anxiety. Looking forward to more sessions!

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've been visiting with Amber for a while now. I'm new to therapy and not sure how its supposed to go, but we've been working together and she is great to work with. I feel like she's an active partner in the therapeutic relationship, and very attentive to my needs and concerns. She would be a great partner to work with if youre trying to figure out, work on, or take charge of your own mental health.

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amber Smith is a Godsend. She completely understands me and is incredibly helpful and encouraging. I've had a few BetterHelp therapists and she is BY FAR the best one I've had. She listens and she actually helps you make plans and goals to help with healing! She's amazing. 11/10 recommend.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Working with Amber has been amazing! She is an amazing therapist! Not only is she kind and patient, but provides such thoughtful advice and helpful tools. She has helped me challenge and clarify my thoughts and concerns and has helped provide insight and prospective to my life. Thanks to Amber I feel like I’m finally back on track to a healthier, happier me.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and trauma and abuse

So far so good! She's been fantastic thus far!

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Amber Smith has been an agent of change in my life, in the sense that she has helped me discover many aspects of my personality that were affecting my quality of life. I feel that she has saved my life and has helped me grow both emotionally and spiritually. Also, she has helped me feel happy and grateful for my life and understand that not everything in life can be perfect. Thank you Amber for showing me the way and for giving me quality of life. I will always be grateful and I can't find enough words to thank you for everything you have done for me. May God bless you and your family always

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

After now a year working with Amber, I truly am so changed and overwhelmed with gratitude for her. Her perspectives, advice, calmness, understanding and patience all give me the tools to get myself to be my best version. I will continue to work with her as I see that our client/therapist relationship has continued to push me to keep making positive changes.

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I have really appreciated Amber's listening ear, her willingness to tell me hard things and the kind and gentle way she is helping me to move forward.

Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Amber is very good at pinpointing the issue and applying real and specific solutions.

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amber is awesome! She has been very responses and we click very well.

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amber is a remarkable therapist! She is an incredible listener, provides great advice, and shares great worksheets with me. I feel safe with Amber and I trust her. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Amber Smith has this ability to help me see things more logically and from a different perspective. She does this with kindness and patience, assigns weekly goals and checks with me to see my progress. It’s wonderful to have someone who is there that will listen objectively and offer feedback and hold me accountable on goals I’ve set for myself. We are a good fit.

Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Amber is great! I have been working with her for a couple of months and I am thinking in ways that I haven't before, and she helps in challenging me but also in guiding me to be more confident with my own decisions.

Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Great therapist!

Written on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Amber’s calm, clarity, and compassion are extremely helpful for me. Working with her is making a huge difference in my life.

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

My experience with Amber is amazing. She always listens patiently and provides great and positive advice. She has been a great help in understanding myself and facing my traumas. I'd recommend Amber with no hesitation. Thank you Amber!

Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

My work with Amber was been one of the most beneficial things I have ever done. I would recommend Amber 100%.
I have felt extremely at ease in my sessions, challenged where necessary and always listened to.
Thank you Amber!

Written on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Amber is an exceptional therapist. I have done therapy for years, but for the first time ever I feel that it actually helped me! She has given me many new ways to think about my life, thoughts and anxiety that no other therapist has introduced me to before. She also gave me many new and helpful coping techniques and self-care strategies that I will be able to easily implement in my daily life. Finally, she helped me come up with a long term plan that will ensure my continued success, but will be here if needed! I highly recommend Amber for anyone struggling with anxiety!

Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Therapy has never been very productive for me in the past, but finally being able to find someone with the expertise in exactly what I've been through and what I'm dealing with has been an absolute game changer! I have been recommending BetterHelp at least twice a week since I started.

Written on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I have never been or gone to therapy before, and after going through a traumatic event in my life I sought to counseling. Amber has been amazing, and helped me through so much. I am so thankful to have downloaded BetterHelp and have amber be my therapist. She is the best, and I can see that she looks out for my well being.

Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Amber has been phenomenal. There have been things that she has helped me understand about myself and I am truly grateful to have someone who understands to talk to

Written on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Amber is very responsive smd helpful

Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amber is very kind and gentle in her approach with coinciding. She has a very bright energy and smile. I have been meeting with her for a few months and I very much look forward to our sessions each week!

Written on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

She’s so great and understand and I really have a lot of faith in her. It’s been only 3 sessions and I feel a significant change already

Written on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have successfully gotten over my work anxiety with Amber’s help! She is very understanding and helps me work through any issue I may have.

Written on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

Amber has been so helpful in my healing and growth journey; she has given me new tools to work through immediate concerns, as well as long term solutions to work towards. I feel comfortable bringing up concerns with her, and know I will get an honest and helpful answer. Amber is supportive, and lets me speak freely about the experiences I’ve had without any judgement. We have also looked through worksheets together to help me have a better understanding of my mental health. I look forward to our sessions together!

Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Amber has really helped me cope during a difficult and traumatic time in my life. She's provided me with many different tools and techniques to cope with my emotions in a much healthier way.

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

We’ve only met for a couple sessions but she’s been very open about working with me and finding a method that works for me. Looking forward to seeing what ongoing sessions will brjng

Written on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Amber is really great. She's straightforward and works to understand what I'm going through then comes up with very helpful exercises to help me learn how to work through things.

Written on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Amber was awesome and easy to talk to. She asked the right questions and prompted me to address certain issues that I wouldn’t normally talk about. Addressing those issues certainly helped reduce my anxiety and my low mood. At the end of one month I was feeling much better, energetic and motivated

Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very helpful and friendly :)

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