About Amber

In our fast-paced world, it can be tempting to just keep scrolling and hope that things will eventually slow down and work out. I believe in helping my clients live their lives with intention and purpose. I will work with you to identify your hopes, goals, and strengths so that every day feels meaningful and your life doesn’t just pass you by.

I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Most recently, I was a counselor in both elementary and middle schools for eight years in Washington, D.C. where I provided mental health services for children between the ages of 3 and 16. I have expertise in helping families navigate 504 and IEP processes in schools as well as advocating for the best supports.

I studied psychology at University of Virginia and have my Masters in School Counseling from George Washington University. As a former art teacher and reading teacher, I often incorporate books and creativity into therapy work. I teach both concrete tools to support my clients in their daily living as well as provide a safe container for clients to explore parts of themselves they want to learn more about.

As a mother of three, I know intimately the stressors of prenatal, postpartum life, and parenthood. I have completed coursework from Postpartum Support International to learn how to support families during their journey of bringing new life into the world.

Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, hiking, being in nature, creating art, and spending time with my family and three boys.

Education:
MA, George Washington University– Education and Human Development (School Counseling Concentration)

Specialties:
Child and adolescent mental health, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, executive functioning skills and academic difficulties, emotional regulation and coping skills, mindfulness, group therapy, family and parent empowerment, cognitive behavioral therapy, perinatal and maternal mental health

Office Locations:
Bethesda and Silver Spring

Licensure:
Maryland: LC 14095
DC: LCPC – PRC15337

Connect with Amber:

Phone: (301) 960-3955

Email: hello@TheMindfulHeartLLC.com

Psychology Today: www.PsychologyToday.com