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Amber Russell, LCSW

Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Parenting issues
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About me

I am an individual and family counselor with over a decade of experience of helping others get "unstuck" and finding relief in symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. I utilize a client- centered, solution-focused approach - meaning we do not spend a lot of time talking about the past unless it is relevant to what is impacting today and we always move at the pace that is right for you.

My style is warm and empathic, mixed with light humor. I understand that for some people the use of humor may not be wanted in treatment, but for others, it may be the only way they are able to attend therapy without the fear of being traumatized again. I have provided treatment to veterans, military families, victims of abuse, and loss. I also have helped those who feel isolated in their communities.

Just the fact you are here looking for help is a huge step in finding the relief you need. If this seems like a good fit for you, please reach out.

I look forward to assisting you!

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

ME LCSW 13010


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amber Russell. 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.

Amber is the best therapist I have ever had. Hands down. She listens, she adds new information, and she helps me figure things out that I think about until our next talk.

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amber is always considerate and compassionate. She's very knowledgeable and many areas and across many fields of knowledge. She offers great suggestions, is flexible and pivots based on feedback. She has great communication skills and it's very intuitive.

Written on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Amber is an amazing person. I was not sure about therapy before meeting her, but my whole life has turned a 180 in just a few short weeks. She’s professional and always responds to my questions or concerns in a timely manner. I would not be where I am today (happy and healthy) if not for taking the leap into therapy and meeting Amber. Thank you so much!

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Amber is so wise and authentic, she totally gets me!

Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis