Hi, my name is Amber, I am so happy that you are taking time to learn about me and how I can help you find balance and joy in your life. I am a mother, wife and runner living in recovery. After a long battle with drug and alcohol addiction I worked hard to find meaning and happiness in my life and I can say, I have found it! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I have worked with individuals in various stages of life with a wide range of concerns. I specialize in working with individuals to achieve their full potential. Through compassionate care and unconditional positive regard I meet each individual where they are and help them find what they are seeking. In my most recent work I have focused on treatment of trauma and related symptoms through DBT and EMDR.
I like to maintain an environment of safety, with open communication. This is a time for you to practice skills that will translate into your daily life. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your full potential!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC 1122
I feel comfortable talking with her
Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
She is extremely supportive and her advise and counseling are always directed to my needs. Also she has the best schedules when you have a tight agenda on working days. I love her!
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd
Amber has a great way of making connections and being a supportive listener.
Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Amber is very good at keeping on rope of reminder as well as offering great advice to deal with problems. She also stays active with her patients and truly want to help
Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Have really appreciated her help and it has been nice talking to her !
Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
I’ve never been in therapy and I’ve never spoken to any kind of counsellor. Amber makes it easy. I’ve only been using BetterHelp and talking with her for about a month and I’m just so thankful I started because I’m starting to be hopeful for my future.
Written on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem