Amber Alexander, MA, LPC-S, CCMHC, BC-TMH
Find support through Counseling.
Counseling is a non-judgmental place to sort through our negative emotions and learn to cope with the struggles we face.
When you walk into my office, you’ll sit across from me and we’ll have a conversation. This is a safe space and judgement free zone.
While I’d be lying if I said it’s easy to tell a stranger everything, we take time to build the therapeutic relationship. It’s through that relationship that healing takes place. Barriers fade, and we move onto seeing change.
Counseling is speaking to another human for support because we can’t do this alone.
Have the life you want.
In the midst of the pain, we have difficulty seeing how we’ll get past it. It’s difficult to imagine life without our fear, anxiety or depression.
Some of us want our life back and want to return to the way things were before the trauma or loss.
Others have experienced sadness or restlessness from day one. Either way, it can be difficult to imagine healing.When I work with people, I help them identify what they want out of life, their job or their relationship.
A Little About Me…
I grew up in a very small town imagining an adventurous life of traveling the world. So, I joined the Navy.
Through the Navy, I learned the IT Field wasn’t the best fit and embarked on my training to become a counselor.
I love the depth my military experience added to my life. I have some of the best friends a person could ever dream of through that adventure.
I’m a born listener and problem solver. I have an intuitive ability to understand complex personal problems, identify behavioral and relationship patterns and get to the root of the issue.
I’m an empathetic counselor who can understand where you’re at, but I possess the motivational tools to get you moving forward to make your life better. No one should feel like a failure or be ashamed of their choices.
I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families working in high stress occupations such as military, law enforcement, medical professionals, teachers and executives. I specialize in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
I understand that we can get overwhelmed from all the pressures of life. Healing your past trauma and learning to live in the moment is the key to a more fulfilling future
I’m a former marathon runner who loves to travel. When I’m not working, I’m taking my own advice and engaging in self-care.
Hulu and Netflix are two of my favorite ways to recharge.
We all need some support.
There are times we get stuck and can’t make sense of the anger, fear, anxiety, depression or grief.
We may experience an illness, injury, or job loss. Our loved one is diagnosed with a life-altering illness of cancer or ALS, and we wonder how we’ll continue our journey.
Other times, our friends move away, and we feel alone. We experience a break up or divorce.
Our support system changes…
…..and we need help rebuilding our network.
No one is immune from tragedy or grief. This feels like the worst pain we’ve ever experienced and that it’s permanent.
Our relationships become chaotic, and issues from our past are triggered by our significant other. We feel out of control, and we don’t know why this is happening.
Pressures of work can leave us empty, exhausted and depleted. We wonder how we’ll make it through and each day feels impossible to face.
Most people want to have a more meaningful existence…
…but are unsure how to make that happen.
I can help you envision the life you want. We work towards identifying what matters to you.
Once we know what’s important, we develop small actions to take to move you towards the life you want.
The healing journey can take time.
Be patient with yourself. You didn’t arrive here in one day. You’ve experienced a number of struggles throughout your life.
Emotional healing is like healing from a physical injury. We have to go to the doctor, they have to examine the injury, which is sometimes painful. Then, they apply treatment, so the injury can heal. After that, we often must attend physical therapy and do our exercises at home.
Those exercises can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. After the injury has healed, our pain is significantly decreased, and we have strengthened that area, so re-injury is less common.
Amid the pain, we know there’s a way out, but we often cannot see it. I’m here to help you heal and become stronger.
I’d love to hear from you!