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  • About Me

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    My Mission

    My mission is to provide affirming, celebratory, anti-oppressive counseling to all my clients, but especially my clients who are BIPOC, queer, gender-expansive, in non-traditional relationships, and/or have chronic health conditions or disabilities. Our personhood and intersectional identities are always with us. It’s impossible to fully separate the personal from the professional. Therefore my practice works out of the belief that therapy is political on purpose.  I believe that as counselors we have an obligation to dismantle systems of oppression that ourselves and our clients are forced to live under and that starts in our work together. 

    As a therapist I not only welcome but celebrate all the “stuff” that comes with my clients’ identities and I will work within my professional role and in my personal life to advocate for the needs of my clients living in marginalized communities. Which is why I operate from a fat positive, sex positive, social justice, anti-oppression, and allyship framework.

    My Process

    I provide individual, family, and group therapy using an attachment-focused, strengths-based, client-centered approach and place high value on the therapeutic relationship to generate change. I operate from a body positive, sex positive, Health At Every Size, social justice, anti-oppression, and allyship framework. We will work together to collaboratively develop treatment goals to help you reach maximum growth and healing so you can craft and live your best life possible.

    I take an eclectic approach to therapy and always meet my clients where they are at to create a safe space; knowing that not one type of therapy process will fit all clients. Some of the theories and techniques that I have extensive training in and utilize are: Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Attachment Focused therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, sex therapy, creative and expressive arts, mindfulness, and other treatment modalities.

    Let's work together

    If you think we’d be a good fit to work together, reach out and let’s chat!

    I offer 15 minute consultation calls to very briefly go over your therapy needs and goals and start the intake process if the services you’re looking for are within my scope of practice.

    Learn about my practice

    Hi, I’m Amber! I’m so glad you’re here. ALC Counseling and Therapy is my private practice in PA where I offer individual, family, and group therapy as well as licensure supervision and professional consultation and trainings.

    Here’s a little bit of professional info about me:

    • I graduated from Immaculata University with a BA in Psychology in 2008
    • I graduated form West Chester University with an MA in Clinical Psychology in 2010
    • I received my post-MA certificate in Clinical Mental Health Licensure from West Chester University in 2011
    • I’ve been a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA since 2012
    • I’ve been a licensure supervisor since 2013
    • I’m the current secretary of PS-SAIGE (The PA Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities in Counseling)
    • I’ve presented across the state of PA to other professional counselors and students on providing affirmative counseling and supervision to LGBTQIA+ clients since 2017
    • I launched ALC Counseling and Therapy in 2021 to better serve my clients and supervisees by keeping my focus small and providing specialized services.

     

    After years of working in community mental health and larger outpatient settings where it seemed quantity was valued over quality, I was burnt out and not feeling satisfied with the quality of therapy I was providing. So after consultation from other professionals and colleagues, and a lot of internal debate and deliberation, I was ready! And ALC Counseling and Therapy was born.

    I’m keeping my practice small on purpose! I want the very best version of me to show up for every single one of my sessions. My clients deserve nothing less.

    Let's work together on your journey.

    My Mission

    My mission is to provide affirming, celebratory, anti-oppressive counseling to all my clients, but especially my clients who are BIPOC, queer, gender-expansive, in non-traditional relationships, and/or have chronic health conditions or disabilities. Our personhood and intersectional identities are always with us. It’s impossible to fully separate the personal from the professional. Therefore my practice works out of the belief that therapy is political on purpose.  I believe that as counselors we have an obligation to dismantle systems of oppression that ourselves and our clients are forced to live under and that starts in our work together. 

    As a therapist I not only welcome but celebrate all the “stuff” that comes with my clients’ identities and I will work within my professional role and in my personal life to advocate for the needs of my clients living in marginalized communities. Which is why I operate from a body positive, sex positive, Health At Every Size, social justice, anti-oppression, and allyship framework.

    Are you ready to take the first step?

    Reach out to me today!

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