Hello! I am a Professional Counselor licensed in several states with over 18 years of experience empowering individuals to cope with difficulties and make peace with their bodies and circumstances. I have a variety of personal and professional experiences that contribute to the development of my empathy, understanding, and relatability including surviving cancer.
On-going battles with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, chronic pain, and prolonged illness like cancer and infertility can leave people feeling broken, hopeless, and helpless. Sometimes maladaptive coping behaviors like emotional eating, perfectionism, people pleasing, negative self-talk, anger outbursts, poor relationships, and others are consequences of these struggles. I will use Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Insight-Oriented, and Intuitive Eating therapies to help you live your best life.
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 areas 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!!
I look forward to hearing from you soon!!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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
FL LMHC MH9223
UT LCMHC 12799673-6004
ME LCPC CC6727
Amber is skilled and thoughtful and kind and has been very helpful to me.
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse
Amber has a kind and gentle approach that will soothe the mind. She’s a great listener and even better problem solver! Thank you Amber!
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Amber is amazing! She has really helped me get to a better place mentally and emotionally. I know everyone’s needs are different but I highly recommend her!
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amber is amazing! She was my first match and I lucked out. She mirrors my priorities and helps me navigate myself with the perfect balance of direction/homework and sensitivity/care. Exactly what I need! I would 100% recommend her :)
Written on Jun 11, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Amber is kind listens to my feelings acknowledges women feeling and helps me work out what I need to do to improve my situation. She doesn’t let me get away with being selfish or unkind. She genuinely cares about the outcome of my therapy. Amber is wonderful.
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
I really enjoy working with Amber, she is professional and personable. She has been a great fit for me and I would recommend her to others!
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and adhd