I am an LPC and have been working full time in this capacity for over 5 years in St. Louis, Missouri. My background is extensive in working with substance abuse and trauma. Prior to working as an LPC, I had 5 years of experience as a social worker. I am an intuitive healer as well and incorporate this into my counseling based on a client's comfort level.
I believe in a person-centered and holistic approach. I am passionate about leading clients through their pain to find their purpose and to lead an inspired life! My approach is a blending of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person Centered, and Trauma Informed Therapies. Together we will create a plan and goals that best fit your life.
Technology has the capacity to help us all learn how to integrate healthy self-care into our busy lives. BetterHelp may not be the only support you access, but it can be an important piece of your life. Congratulations on taking a courageous step toward recovery and for being a pioneer in the virtual counseling arena. If you choose to work with me as your BetterHelp counselor, I look forward to joining your support network.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy
MO LPC 2019015463
Talking to Amber is like talking with a friend, but in the end it's non biased and you get a treatment plan!
Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I love that my therapist communicates with me. That she is human just like me, and that I'm not alone in my experience.
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders
Amber has been a great help to me, especially when I can write her messages or send voice messages in critical moments. I had never experienced this, and can’t say how valuable it has been to me and my family.
Written on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd
When I first joined BetterHelp, I was feeling anxious and afraid of the unknown, and IF I will be put together with a therapist, who will understand me. I was connected with Amber and we bonded instantly. I felt like she understood me in ways I didn’t understand myself in the beginning. Throughout our sessions she helped me to see myself better, understand why am I here and how can I heal. She was sharing her own experiences and it not only helped me to open up to her better, but also helped me to realize that she really understands me, because I learned that we have had some similar experiences in our lives, which helped me to feel seen and like I am not alone. She’s an excellent therapist and an amazing person. I am thankful that I got to share the his part of my mental health journey with exactly her and no other therapist. Thank you, Amber!
Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning depression
I left Amber a review several months ago when I began to work with her and was immediately impressed. Now, about 6 months later, I can confidently say she has made a major impact on my self image, high anxiety, and relationships with other. I am finally realizing how far I've come and all the improvement I've made and so much of it can be attributed to how attentive, thoughtful, and insightful Amber has been during our sessions. It has been a pleasure and honor to work with her and get to know her. I am very grateful for all of the help she has given me!
Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Amber is awesome, super supportive and allows me to speak my piece and helps me work through it. I look forward to continuing to work with her and make progress! She has a comforting demeanor and and feels relatable but still superbly professional. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to better themself.
Written on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties