Education

Master of Science, Clinical Counseling Psychology, June 2013
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Psychology (minor), May 2011
Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Specialties

ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, ASD Social Skills Groups, Childhood Behavioral Issues, Depression, Problems in Transition for Children, Self-esteem, Social Skills, Trauma

bIOGRAPHY

Amber is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist with years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. She has received extensive training under the direct instruction of Dr. Terry Kottman, the creator of Adlerian Play Therapy. As a play therapist, Amber believes in using the power of play, which is a child’s most natural form of communication, to connect with clients and help children resolve their challenges in a safe, nurturing environment.

Amber promotes positive change with her clients by providing a variety of therapeutic approaches for individualized care, including: Play therapy, Autplay, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Social Skills Groups, Trauma Informed Care, Strengths Based, and Solution Focused Therapy.