Amber Kwentus

(LPC)
Therapist Amber Kwentus  Photo

About Me

I am an LPC and have been working full time in this capacity for 3 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2019015463 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I noticed a dramatic shift in my anti-social and compulsive negative thoughts/beliefs very quickly with Amber. I loved that she gave me tools to work towards healthier states of mind, rather than just listening to what I had to say, which I have experienced with other mental health professionals. With her focus on getting to the root of my issues, I felt empowered to positively change my state of being! I would highly recommend her.

Written by R.Y. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

In just a handful of sessions, Amber changed my life!

Written by N.I. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Amber did not make me feel like I am in therapy, it felt as though I was talking to a friend!
I connected with her instantly, it was my fist time being in therapy and I had no idea what to expect but I felt extremely comfortable. I imagined therapists to "analyze" you while you talk but that is certainly not the case with Amber! It is like talking to a friend, who shares her personal experiences with you if they are relevant to your therapy goals and that gives it a more "human" touch to the whole session. I have made a lot of progress with her in just a few sessions and I feel really happy with how I have come out as a person.

She shows genuine excitement and happiness when you make progress which is a delight to see each time. I would definitely reconnect with her again.

Written by A.M. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Amber is extremely attentive and insightful. She listens to my concerns and always is willing to follow up and is thoughtful to provide continuing coverage through my sessions, giving me opportunity to reflect on my reactions and coping mechanisms. She is relatable and provides excellent strategies and guidance. We have both seen improvement since I have began with her and I am excited to continue to work with her.

Written by F.A. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Amber is exactly what I was looking for when I signed up for BH. I'm thrilled we got matched immediately and having her presence and expertise in my life has been extremely helpful so far.

Written by M.A. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

She is very kind, good listener, and helpful!

Written by A.L. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Amber has been absolutely fantastic to work with. She helped me get through a tough time in my relationship, helped me work on myself to identify and work through attachment issues, and paved a path for me to work on my social anxiety challenges.
Amber was very attentive during our video calls and I felt better and relieved after our sessions.

Written by N.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thoroughly pleasant to discuss my issues with.

Written by D.A. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amber is a heartwarming person who really connects to your emotions and your problems. She always finds the right words. I could really open up to her. She gave me not only worksheets but especially tips and samples from real life situations.

I really really appreciate her work. In our few calls, she gave me value and understanding. She pressed just the right keys and said the right things in perfect timing. I am glad to have such a special and talented therapist

Written by E.V. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

A wonderful listener with great advise. Amber knows how to help and to heal.

Written by F.A. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amber has made it so easy for me to get back into therapy again and every session I feel like she gives me really good tools and skills to deal with life’s stresses.

I couldn’t ask for a better therapist who is compassionate and also is normal and shares her struggles, makes me feel like I can one day overcome what I am going through because she has.

Would definitely recommend!!

Written by K.E. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, and adhd

Amber really helped me get over my breakup and showed me how to focus on things to help me improve in my career. She really has helped me realign what I am doing in my life

Written by A.L. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

It's a real person ! I must start with this as I thought would be there to just listen and ask questions and be a counsellor. But no, is like talking with a friend with knowledge and understands you without judgment and can tell this by her face expression. Is an honest and warm person. Was the right person at the right time for me and thank you Amber for that !

Written by A.M. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

After only 2 sessions I feel I've built a great relationship with Amber. She is very understand and gives me matierals to work with after sessions. High recommend

Written by M.E. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I absolutely recommend Amber. She is very good at listening and giving you positive feedback. She's also really good at getting to the root of your problems. She has made

Written by C.I. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amber is super helpful! I feel comfortable opening up to her and she’s a wonderful listener!

Written by M.E. on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Amber is fantastic

Written by G.E. on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Amber has given me so much valuable advice in how to handle high-functioning anxiety, and she is extremely empathetic, kind and understanding. The worksheets she provided me with are all very helpful.

Written by T.H. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amber comes across as extremely committed to me as her client and made me feel at ease right from the first time we spoke. She is quick to reply to me when I message and through sharing some of her own life experiences has made me feel she understands the crossroads I find myself at in my own life.

Written by H.U. on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I had a great time in my sessions with Amber, she was helpful and empathetic and helped me understand what was going on in a friendly way. I felt like I could open up and talk about my struggles and it helped me grow as a person. Additionally, she was very available to reply to messages whenever I sent them and gave me some very helpful tips to cope with my anxiety.

Written by K.R. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I really enjoyed my sessions with Amber. She was really down to earth and gave me some tools to use to help me in the future. It seemed like we had a lot in common so she could really relate to what I was going through and was able to steer me in the right direction. I feel like there is some hope for me now. Great experience!

Written by A.M. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Amber is very easy to talk to. Only wish the sessions were a little longer.