Amber McKinney

LMHC, Other

About Me

I am a licensed mental health therapist with over 10 years experience in the field. I have worked in many settings including inpatient treatment centers for the severely mentally ill, incarceration facilities and drug treatment as well as outpatient treatment in children and families. I have the most experience with couples, families and individuals with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and PTSD.

I enjoy finding something that I can relate to with my clients in order to build rapport. I am warm and compassionate and expect you to work as hard on your wellbeing as I will work with you. My approach is mainly dialectical behavioral therapy along with trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I tend to be a very laid-back, go-with-the-flow type of person when it comes to therapy. I am here to be your support system and guide you towards your goals so I often give "homework" and I hate calling it that because you're not going to be graded but it's something that I give in between sessions to help with various things but mainly self-reflection. I am very blunt as well, so if I'm thinking it and I don't think it'll be detrimental in any way for me to say it, I'm going to say it, some people love that, some people hate it. If you and I don't click, that's okay, don't quit therapy, quit your therapist! In my spare time (haha, what is that?) I enjoy camping, hiking, gardening, wood burning (as an art form, called pyrography but also around a campfire) and working with epoxy resin. I also have 5 chickens, 7 cats(3 are outside!), a husband and 2 kids. We are soon getting goats too!

Reaching out for help is step one and if you're here, you've accomplished that. I look forward to meeting with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH19535 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LMHC #112324 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

Other #LPC-MH30750 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amber McKinney. 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 N.I. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is was a joy to work with and always had insightful thoughts and suggestions to help me work through things

Written by K.A. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s great!

Written by N.I. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 5 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Amber is phenomenal. She’s supportive, personable, kind, and outgoing. She’s able to offer different perspectives and therapies, and is patient in the process.

Written by M.E. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Talking to Amber was so helpful for me during a difficult time. I felt comfortable talking to her and I would recommend her to anyone who needs support while going through any big life changes. She helped me self reflect and gain mental clarity. Thanks for everything Amber!

Written by C.A. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I haven’t done much yet but I trust her to do her absolute best to help me

Written by D.A. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

she’s very straightforward and understanding, always paying attention and asks questions you didnt think were possible, very eye opening and would definitely recommend if you’re feeling lost

Written by J.O. on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Did amazing in recognizing what I wanted and needed from therapy. It was my first time getting therapy and when I say it’s one of the best decisions I made I mean it. Thanks for everything Amber!!!

Written by S.A. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Amber is a great listener, and really cares to understand what I need. She sends very fitting journaling prompts and recommends books for me to read.

Written by S.A. on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Amber was amazing and when I start therapy again I am definitely excited that it’ll be her

Written by T.I. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Amber listens and is very good at picking up things as you talk that you might not even notice. I appreciate her knowledge and skill.

Written by B.R. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I'm not a big speech writer but I would like to say that I feel better after talking with Amber McKinney more centered, calmer.

Work with me!