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It is my central mission to help others heal themselves, teach them to develop a healing relationship with their bodies, and ground themselves in the truth that we already have everything we need inside of ourselves to live healthy and productive lives.
I’ve been in private practice for 10 years, helping clients with a wide range of issues including PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more.
Our childhood and how our caregivers have parented us shape our perceptions and reactions to life. If this foundation has been ruptured in some way, we may need a little extra help in creating a strong foundation. Sometimes we just a little help to guide us in the right direction. The approach I use is grounded in a psychodynamic perspective that looks at our early childhood experiences through the lens of our attachments. Most therapists understand that our childhood relationships affect the way we see the world and form relationships with others. The kinds of attachments we form as children affect our world view, influence how we think, and also how we bond with others.
I have found that no matter the background and life experience, almost everyone shares the common need to feel seen and witnessed in their lives and to be able to form healthy relationships.
In addition to working from a psychodynamic perspective, I am also certified as a master practitioner in Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT). ETT is a modality that uses light and color to facilitate the release and resolution of distressing emotions at a more rapid rate than typical talk therapy models. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have extensive training in mindfulness and somatic modalities that help us to release tension that is stored in our bodies. In particular, I teach a tremoring modality that offers a non-verbal release to treat deep tension and stress stored in the body. The combination of mindfulness and somatic techniques provide excellent ways to work with stress and deep-seated trauma, because they do not always require a verbal intervention to facilitate immediate relief.
I use all of these modalities to assist my clients improve their relationship to themselves, as well as their relationship to the world around them. The work I do helps to release the past and focus on a present and a future where people feel safe to both trust and be open and successful in their lives.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Expats , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Mood Disorders , Phobias , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #25018 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
Amber is fantastic!! I feel like she really listens to me and provides concrete feedback and suggestions for how to manage my anxiety and tackle issues that I face.
Ms.Rickert has been a light when I was in a very dark place. When I felt overwhelmed & no matter what I do, I’m wrong or not being able understand, She calms me & helped guide me. She is so kind & just has a way of explaining things & getting me grounded.
Amber is a wonderful listener and thoughtful counselor. In just a few short weeks, she has provided me with a number of tools to shift my mindset and gain a different perspective. Her natural warmth feels like talking to an old friend with the added benefit of her excellent therapeutic skill and professionalism. I am so glad that we were matched!
Dedicated, compassionate, active listener