Amber Rickert LCSW, MPH, (she/her) is a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, a Certified Provider of Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®), and a Master Certified Therapist in Emotional Transformation Therapy. Her work is grounded in attachment theory, somatic recovery, and the inherent ability each human being has to heal themselves and to connect to the world around them. Through this skillset, Amber has also become a skilled large systems change agent and visionary.
As the current Director of Outpatient Services at Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic in South Los Angeles, Amber has always been deeply fulfilled by working with trauma, providing crisis stabilization, suicide prevention, and guiding the therapeutic process to stabilize clients and their families. In private practice for the last seven years, Amber specializes in early childhood trauma, sexual trauma, PTSD, and panic disorders. Through this work, Amber has developed a unique skill set to work with those who feel alienated from traditional psychotherapeutic and psychiatric work and need a radically different approach than what talk therapy and medication can offer them.
Amber rooted her career in social work, public health, and social justice. After graduating from Oberlin College, Amber completed a three-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. Teaching in a remote village on the border of Thailand and Laos taught Amber about the power of connection and relationships as a vehicle for cross-cultural connection and healing. Amber went on to earn a Master’s degree in social work and public health from Columbia University where her focus was on forced migration and displaced populations. Through her Quaker roots, Amber has always known through felt sense, that there is a resolution to every problem, a pathway through every schism, and a consensus in every hung jury. The solution lies in the sanctity of relationship, radical presence, a commitment to listening through a settled nervous system, and a desire to look into the shadow of one’s mind, much in the same way we are curious about how we can become stuck or frozen in our bodies due to trauma.
Amber lives with her partner and son in Highland Park, CA. She’s an unapologetic yogi and outdoorswoman, a middling singer, an action movie buff, and a guilty but avid fan of the application of a dramatic eye on Instagram.
Work with Amber:
- Dialogue Therapy
- Emotional Transformation Therapy (Master Certification)
- Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®)
- The Resilience Toolkit
- Individual Initial Session | 60 minutes | $175
- Individual Return Session | 60 minutes | $175
- Individual Brief Session | 30 minutes | $90