I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and West Virginia. I have nine years of experience working in the mental health field, specifically with counseling for the past five years. I have experience working with clients dealing with a vast array of issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress, abuse, trauma, addictions, emotional instability, career, relationship, and parenting issues. I use an eclectic approach to counseling, which means I use several different therapeutic approaches according to the needs of my client. Three approaches I use most often are derived from cognitive behavioral, solutions focused, and rational emotive. I provide individual, couples, and family counseling in order to help facilitate change, healing, and restoration. My ideal client is one who is struggling in life and willing to be open and honest. Every person has a story made up of different experiences that impact who you are. As your counselor I want to listen to you and learn about your experiences, so I can help you reach your goals and become the best version of yourself. Counseling is similar to life in that it is not always easy and painless, but as your counselor I will be here to support and walk alongside you in this journey. I want you to know that where you are now does not have to be where you stay, and that you are worth it!
I’d like to give you a brief overview of myself and experience. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2012 from Concord University in Athens, WV, at which point I began working as an in-home counselor for children and families involved with child services and/or the court system due to behavioral issues. After a year in that setting, I began pursuing my master's degree in clinical mental health counseling through Regent University. While pursuing my degree, I worked as a case manager for physically and developmentally disabled clients, and then I transitioned to a private practice setting for my internship. Since graduation in 2016, I have counseled patients in a mental health inpatient/outpatient facility, and then juveniles in a group home and detention setting. While I enjoyed the experience gained from both of those settings, in 2018, I decided to go back to private practice; I love the flexibility, the atmosphere, and ability to work with couples, which I am very passionate about. Also, client care is my priority. Through the years, I have acquired experience counseling individuals as young as six years old, couples, families, and groups.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am here for you whenever you are ready. I look forward to hearing from you, and I welcome any questions or concerns you may have about this process.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, 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), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LPC 6878
WV LPC 2562
We have built a positive relationship and I've gotten through some pretty heavy stuff with Amber failing relationship and ending relationship child custody dealing with a child that's not from a broken home new relationships new jobs she's literally covered the gamut with me
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amber is incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and empathetic. I never feel like she’s not listening or doesn’t remember details I’ve shared with her in the past. I struggle with fear of judgement and she makes me feel completely at ease. I love that she always has ideas or exercises for me to try out to work on an issue I’m having. Amber is the best!
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Amber listens to me when i talk . she not only hears me she also listens.
Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Amber is a wonderful and supportive counselor. She offers a great combination of listening and practical, solutions-based ideas to help me get through things. I feel seen and supported, and I know she is helping me become my best self.
Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Amber is the most supportive counselor I have ever worked with. After listening to what I have to say without judgement she is quick to identify key components we can work on and always accurately relates back to me what I said and how I feel- which always gives me confidence that she is hearing what I am saying. She responds quickly to my messages and works with me when it comes to finding time in both of our schedules to discuss my week or any particular feelings I may be having. She is a regular part of my life and I have been able to describe the help she’s given to me and ways of explaining things to others and that helps me to feel like I can support my friends and also helps me to see how the advice she’s given me can really be used in my day to day life— as well as in my friends day to day life! She is literally the BEST and so kind as well :)
Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Amber is a wonderful counselor! She is a great listener, but also provides strong and useful tools to help me manage my stress and understand my emotions. I would 10/10 recommend Amber to a friend.
Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety