Amber Smiley

Counselor, LPC

About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Nevada (also licensed in Connecticut) with 4 years of counseling experience including working with parents struggling with infertility and loss. I completed my degree in marriage and family therapy but I chose to pursue licensure as a professional counselor. I am experienced in a group setting as well as with, couples, families and individuals. I have worked with clients experiencing issues with self-esteem, depression and addiction.

My approach is very much person centered. I value the client, counselor relationship greatly. I keep a calm, mindful and welcoming disposition. While I am most experienced with solution-focused therapy, I also have experience with cognitive behavioral therapy and I am well versed in family/relational systems.

As previously stated, my heart and experience are with the grieving community but I value and respect people from all walks and I strive to support them in the best way. I am excited to not only use my skills and experience to support new clients but also to learn from them!

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NV Counselor CP5053-R

CT LPC 4861


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amber Smiley. 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 J.A. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Amber helped me through some very tough spots in my life.
She's an excellent listener and communicator, and clearly has a very deep understanding of not just psychology and mental health, but also empathy. I always ended our conversations feeling better about whatever I was struggling with, and she helped me build the confidence to see value in myself. I couldn't have asked for a better therapist :)

Written by M.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

She is so understanding and great talking to he helps me understand the real concerns i am facing and how to reason behind it. Great personality and great listener

Written by N.A. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Thank you for your compassionate listening and resources you have recommended. It has been a major game changer for me!

Written by B.E. on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Amber is friendly, knowledgeable and competent. I appreciate her insight and respect.

Written by A.N. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

I have only talked to her twice, but I feel that she can definitely help with my grief because she understands grief. And she listens with compassion.

Written by P.A. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

I find Amber to be professional but also very approachable. I’m looking forward to my session

Written by C.L. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Having Amber as a therapist gives me strength, I know that she's there to help me through tough times and I can just message her whenever I feel overwhelmed by emotion. It's empowering to have her in my corner

Written by M.A. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She a warm individual who is very capable of asking the right questions and allows you to figure out and come to your own conclusions.
I highly recommend her to those value introspection and self improvement.

Written by R.O. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, adhd, and sleeping disorders

I have had my first session with Amber. She is very welcoming, attentive, and kind-natured. Her gentle approach complements my personality very well, putting me naturally at ease with her. I look forward to working towards my end goals in future sessions.

Written by C.L. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Amber for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Amber is a lovely and kind person who is very gently moving me into a much better head space.

Work with me!