Hello! I am Amber Wilson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Moravian College and my Master's Degree in Social Work from Marywood University.
I believe that everyone can benefit from participating in therapy. Whether you are going through a difficult time or trying to focus on self-improvement, I feel that therapy can be a way to help us all gain awareness of our underlying thoughts, feelings, or issues that may be influencing our worlds. I have been providing counseling for over nine years in a variety of environments, including inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. I have worked with children, teens, and adults, and I have delivered therapy in individual, group, and family contexts. Much of my experience has been helping people to work on issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family difficulties, and traumas they have experienced. I take pride in the work that I do and am always trying to learn more about how to help people, whether it is through reading updated information about treatment methods or attending trainings to learn more about current treatment strategies.
During sessions, I allow clients to tell me their stories and remain non-judgmental about what they are going through. My relationship with the client is a high priority, and I feel that it is one of the most important aspects of the therapy experience. I prefer for clients to be in control of the therapy sessions but am absolutely willing to provide direction or guidance for treatment as needed. My goal is to help clients with whatever their identified goals are, and I like to check in regularly to make sure that I am on the same page as them. I often will ask for some background information, as this allow me to better understand clients' experiences and help with identifying their strengths and ways they have been resilient in the past. I use a strengths-based approach and typically start by using cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions, as I believe that helping people better understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior can assist them in making changes more quickly in their lives. However, if other approaches seem more appropriate, I will suggest those strategies instead and try to remain flexible throughout the therapy experience.
I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and help you to achieve your goals!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #CW018636 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
Amber is really excellent at her job. She helps me think about things in new ways and never makes me feel judged or criticized.
Amber really listens and provides great individualized resources that really have helped me! You can tell that she cares and tries her best to help in the most beneficial way. She always takes my opinion into consideration and works with me. I have really enjoyed having her to count on and trust to help me find the best strategies to overcome difficult times.
Amber makes the effor to answer everyday. Even though the responses are not lightning fast, she is very detailed in her responses and I feel a great respect from her.
Amber had helped me so much in such a short amount of time. I know I can trust her and rely on her. I am so thankful that I chose to start my journey with her and Betterhelp.
I think Amber is a very good counselor. She has responded to my questions in a timely fashion. I have taken a lot of her recommendations so I can be the best person emotionally and mentally. It is a work in progress but I am getting to think and respond differently in certain situations. I will continue to implement her suggestions. Thanks KW