Amber believes in developing a trusting relationship where identified strengths are encouraged to foster confidence and positive growth. Amber uses creative devices to encourage children and adolescents to explore their emotions, social skills, and strengths in a safe environment. She also believes in discovering the function of behaviors and the underlying emotions behind them to work toward solutions and healthy alternatives. Amber celebrates diversity and understands that each client has unique gifts to contribute to their environments and the world.
Amber meets her clients where they are and when beneficial, includes families in the development of treatment plans, understanding that each client is unique. She provides a safe and nurturing space with individualized attention to your goals.
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Amber obtained her Bachelor´s Degree in Social Work from Hood College. She graduated with her Master ́s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work specializing in work with children and families. Amber has most recently worked as a Registered Behavioral Technician completing Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy with children and adolescents diagnosed with neurodevelopmental and social/emotional disabilities. She has experience working with children and adolescents ages 2 to 21 and most recently worked as an early intervention provider in behavioral modification, carrying out developmentally appropriate and client-specific treatment plans that promote one´s personal strengths while encouraging social, emotional and behavioral growth. Amber has also worked in school settings with children and adolescents diagnosed with varying disabilities, providing individual therapy while serving as a team member in their Individual Education Plans. Further, Amber serves as a Client Service Specialist in the forensic social work field, where she is skilled in connecting and advocating for children and families to obtain additional community supports and resources.
Developmental, Learning and Social/Emotional Disabilities