About Me

Hello, my name is Amber. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health and recovery services. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for 9 years. I attended Southern Nazarene University for both my Undergraduate and Graduate degrees. I graduated Cum Laude. Most recently, I have worked in a transitional living program for women and children experiencing homelessness as the Clinical Director. I worked in a domestic violence shelter which gave me a wealth of experience and the knowledge that I wanted to work with people who have survived domestic abuse. I have worked in state government for the state mental health and substance abuse agency.

I have worked with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds. My youngest client was 4 years old and my oldest almost 90. I have extensive experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault. I use a Trauma Informed approach and will treat you with unconditional positive regard. I am very direct yet compassionate. I am interactive and warm. We just need a space to talk. Sometimes, we just need to be heard. My goal is to provide a safe space for that. I will always be honest with you. I believe you have the answers inside of you. I am just the tool to help you synthesize your thoughts. I hope to help make sense of your experiences while validating and encouraging you. My greatest joy is watching the wheels click. I know that recovery is a reality for all.



Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1265 (Expires: 2022-12-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amber Hulgan. 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 by B.R. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, family conflicts, adhd, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Amber is friendly, supportive, and a critical listener. She can listen to a variety of issues and pin point when something should be addressed vs just venting. She keeps a positive outlook.

Written by A.S. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Really lucky to work with this incredible women. She has brought so much light and grounding to my life. I’m forever grateful

Written by C.O. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Thus far Amber has been conscious of our conversations and for the most part avoided the default nonsense responses that a lot of the people I know who have tried therapy day the experience which is a good thing…. She is active in our conversations. She listens and offers advice based on her own experience in addition to her education.

Written by M.I. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This our first meeting and looking forward to the next

Written by R.O. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Always good. I've been able to open up about thoughts/experiences I've had that I wouldn't tell anyone else otherwise and we have worked through them rather than ignoring or dismissing them.

Written by A.L. on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thank you so much Amber for helping me get through my past traumas. Thank you for listening to me & showing me you care! Thank you for doing what you do because it's people like you that truly make a difference in this world! You are a blessing! And I am so grateful for you!
Xoxo, Alexia

Written by A.N. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amber is empathetic, wise and easy to open up to. Im SO lucky to have her in my life!

Written by M.E. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I cannot recommend this app or Amber enough. I feel like my life raft is back on it’s hook and I’m on the boat of life again. This is such a wonderful service but Amber is truly an amazing therapist. Her gentle and validating nature makes me feel safe and heard as I face the traumas that have held me back. I feel stronger, hopeful, and most importantly supported by her. Thank you Amber and Better Help!

Written by K.E. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great counselor. Very good at active listening and making you feel validated.

Written by J.E. on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

She's always so kind and my biggest cheerleader

Written by T.U. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Amber is a very good listener and has helped me understand where my anxiety comes from and how to better deal with it. I always feel better after a session

Written by Y.E. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amber has been kind, patient, and genuinely helpful. She’s brought about a calmness in our sessions that I am truly grateful for. Additionally, she has given me support in many of my concerns and it is more than I could have imagined to receive from my first time using this app as well as even having a therapist. I would undeniably recommend her to others! She’s intelligent but in a very approachable manner and you can tell she’s one of those who truly care about their work and clients. Thank you so much for parting your wisdom and time with me, Amber!

Written by T.E. on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am so grateful for a better help thank you so much for being of service to me during my time of unemployment… Words cannot express my gratitude!

Written by B.E. on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amber is kind, empathetic, and incredibly knowledgeable about her craft. I would recommend her for anyone struggling, especially during these uncertain times.

Written by B.R. on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amber I think is the first therapist to really make me feel understood. I also feel like she takes in my writing and address the most important parts, and asks the right questions. I think I'm finally on the right track.

Written by D.U. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Just in the short time I have been speaking with her, she has given me multiple tools to make it through my issues. She was confident, calm, and receptive of my thoughts, feelings and actions. I would highly recommend her due to the fact that she doesn't treat me like a patient. I'm treated as a friend and I can trust her with my inner thoughts. 10 out of 10

Written by N.U. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Amber is compassionate and gives recommendations for great supplemental resources and activities that have helped me a lot!

Written by C.H. on Jan 09, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Amber Hulgan has helped me in my journey in becoming a better person. She is knowledgeable, attentive, and gives good advice and insight into myself. I look forward to reading what she has written every message I get from her. I feel myself getting better with everyday with the tips she has given me

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