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Amber Garlick, LCSW

Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed social worker and therapist in Indiana with 7 years of professional work experience. Throughout my career, I have worked in a variety of settings, and with a broad range of people at varying stages of life. I began my career as a child and family therapist, providing therapy both in the office and in the community, and a major focus of mine was treating PTSD for both children and adults, though I also provided treatment for myriad other mental health and adjustment-related issues. After a few years, I transitioned into working with adults who struggled with substance use disorders, many of whom had also experienced significant trauma in their lives. In every work setting, and within each population, I encountered people who were struggling with LGBTQIA+-related issues (and I have tremendous passion for working with this community), various types of trauma, interpersonal relationships, motivation, self esteem, and confidence.
I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and my approach to therapy is heavily strengths-based and solutions-focused. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, and I encourage, welcome, and value your input into what your treatment plan entails-- you are the expert in your life, after all.
It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey, and I am proud of you for doing this for yourself. You deserve to live the life you desire. Let's get started!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

License information

IN LCSW 34009725A


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

Although I have participated in traditional therapy before, Amber understands and respects the fact that certain forms of communication just dont work for me.Being able to communicate in a safe way under circumstances that are beneficial to me

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I gained insight with the very first session.

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd