Hello, my name is Dr. Amber Oliver. Feel free to call me Dr. Oliver or Amber, whichever you prefer. I have received my Master's in Social Work with a specialty in Mental Health and Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. I also received a Doctorate in Social Work from USC as well. I have been a social worker since 2013 and have worked with various populations including children, veterans, families and incarcerated people. My approach to therapy is to guide you in identifying the root cause of the feelings and symptoms you are experiencing. By identifying this, we will work together on thought processes and behaviors that are keeping you “stuck.” With the root cause identified, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy theories in order to adapt, change or develop new coping skills and thoughts. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. My hope is that I can help guide you to identify and meet your goals. In my practice, I welcome all ideas, opinions and lifestyles. I am kink and poly friendly. I want you to feel open and comfortable discussing any topic you may want to work on. I believe that “keeping it real” in therapy is important. I believe in incorporating sensory tools as well as religious and cultural tools as appropriate. Each therapeutic relationship should be tailored to meet your specific needs.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD
LCSW #085686 (Expires: 2020-05-01)
Knowledgeable and very friendly. Makes me feel very comfortable. Would recommend. :)
Dr Oliver is awesome! Really enjoying working with her.
Amber is lovely. The conversation flows really naturally and I love the resources that she shares each week. There is very little pressure, but I can already see myself growing in self understanding, which I find really impressive considering I entered into this process feeling like I knew myself quite well. Overall I am very happy we got matched together.
Not only does Dr. Oliver go in depth and provide the appropriate training and counseling I need, but she reaches out. There was a day I was feeling down and didn’t contact her, coincidentally she wrote to me to simply ask how things are going. For someone who doesn’t like to ask for help, she reminds me she is there and excites me to know someone cares and is invested in my mental health!
Dr. Oliver was super friendly and responsive!
Dr. Oliver is wonderful, attentive and responsive. I appreciate all her support!
Dr. Oliver is great; she listens to not only my concerns but also to what I want and need from a counselor and is super responsive to those needs. She always answers in a timely way and asks all the right questions. She also uses many tools to help me find clarity, from self-reflective worksheets to activities and proactive questions.
Dr. Oliver makes me feel safe to say whatever I need to and to not feel judged. She offers suggestions and is patient, plus she is relatable and responds quickly.
Before I started BetterHelp I was desperate. I felt as if I was drowning with no way to safety. As soon as I was matched with Dr. Oliver and we had our session, I finally saw a way out. This has been a blessing!