Hello and welcome! My name is Amber and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois. I bring 7 years of professional work experience, working with clients across the life cycle (3 years old to 80+ years young)!
I understanding that finding a "good fit" in a therapist is much like finding that perfect pair of shoes. You may have to try on several before you find the ones meant for you. Reading through these profiles can be a part of that "try on" process. As a therapist I believe that my role in the relationship is to assist you on your journey to wellness through compassionate care and genuine empathy. I utilize a client-centered approach and include my clients in every part of the planning process.
I have experience in helping clients with navigating depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
IL LCSW 149020402
Amber has been a wonderful therapist - thoughtful, deliberate, attentive, and compassionate. She responds in a timely manner and is flexible with her scheduling. Her reliability has been invaluable during my time with her. More than that, I can tell she truly cares and understands my perspective - I appreciate how, even if it's been 1+ month since our last session, it's easy for us to pick up where we left off given the notes she takes. I'm looking forward to continue working with her.
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I was apprehensive about beginning therapy again with a new therapist after a year long hiatus. My anxiety immediately went away within minutes of my first session with Amber. She is knowledgeable, relatable, and a pleasure to talk with. I couldn’t be more pleased with my decision to move forward with her.
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Amber is empathetic and experienced. I highly recommend her as a therapist. Particularly for trauma.
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Amber has been really helpful and I’m happy to
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes