My name is Amber and I specialize in creative, authentic therapy for quirky folks who don’t fit the mold.I am particularly passionate about helping individuals navigate identity in a culture that doesn’t always create space for difference, pain, and vulnerability.I love helping people, especially young adults, women, and children-teens, peel away society’s messages about who they are or should be and find out who they have truly been all along.I am skilled at seeing the unrealized gifts in others and don’t often use “therapist speak” and am intentional about offering my real, human self.
My therapeutic style is participatory — I see myself as a co-creator with you in creating the kind of life you want for yourself and your family.I enjoy introducing creative modalities, including but not limited to art, writing, mindfulness, movement, nature, sensory interventions, sandtray, and play.I also enjoy incorporating neuroscience in the therapy room, making what we know about the brain accessible to the individuals with whom I work.You are the expert of your own experience and I want to share tools with you that can help you arrive at your chosen destination. You are welcome here, just as you are, and I am excited to meet you.
To borrow the words of Brene Brown, my goal in the therapy room is to
“create a space… where all.. can walk in and, for that hour, take off the crushing weight of their armor, hang it on a rack, and open their hearts to truly being seen.”
I have a bachelor of arts in International Studies, have traveled extensively, lived overseas in Costa Rica, and befriended many whose cultures and lives look very different from my own. These experiences have equipped me to engage difference with experience, humility, and curiosity. I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Baylor University, where my research focused on the intersection between neuroscience, trauma, and the healing power of nature. I also have a master’s of Divinity from Baylor, where my research focused on the intersection between theology, pain, and healing. These educational experiences have taught me the power of diversity, nature, spirituality, and creativity in the healing process. I am excited to share them with you. (When in doubt, go outside!)
You are welcome here regardless of class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, language, political beliefs, country of origin, documentation status, age, disability, mental health diagnosis, economic or social location, etc. I see diversity as a gift.Thank you for sharing it.
Areas of Expertise
Finding space/voice for self
Women who don’t fit societal mold
Finding one’s voice
Sandtray for adults
Children, Tweens, Teens
aaaaParent Coaching / School Observation
Interventions for challenging behavior and big emotions in home and school contexts. This can be creative, sensory, and/or behavioral
Emotional support for the challenge that is parenting 🙂
aaaaExploration of Spirituality
I am happy to explore spirituality with you if you are interested, whichever form that may take.
$145 for 50 minute Individual or Parenting Session
$145 + travel fees for School Observation/Consultation (2 hr minimum)