Amber was born and raised in Montana. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from Montana State University. Upon graduation, she worked as a Crisis Intervention Worker and Case Manager for the next two years. She then became the Case Management Supervisor in 2006 and continued this work until attending graduated school at Walla Walla University where she became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Amber worked in community mental health for 12 years and then worked 3 years in medical social work as the Clinical Program Director for Cancer Support Community.
Amber’s training is focused in the areas of utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused techniques and has specialized training with Postpartum Mood Disorders. Amber looks at the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of any forward movement for change. Amber is passionate about meeting each person where they are and working from a strengths-based approach in order to build on the positive coping strategies that people already possess for people to become the best version of themselves.
In her free time, Amber enjoys all that this beautiful state has to offer, spending time with her two daughters and watching documentaries. Amber is excited to join Providence Mental Health in order to meet the community mental health needs through an approach that will work toward effective change for individuals and families impacted by mental health challenges.