Meet Amber Carsten
My name is Amber Carsten and I provide counseling services at my office, Carsten Counseling Services, PLLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s of Science in Community Counseling from John Brown University. I work with adults who experience depression, anxiety, grief, loss, abuse, trauma, self-worth/self-esteem issues, and relationship conflicts. I help couples work through their unmet expectations and lack of communication. I have also spent significant time working specifically with adolescents and their families to help them overcome traumatic experiences, emotional distress, behavioral concerns, and relational difficulties.
Amber has completed an additional 10 months of training to be Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and is a member of EMDRIA.
More About EMDR Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies. Go to EMDRIA.org for additional information on EMDR.
All people have the capacity to change and the tools to become their best selves, by their definition. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients where I can guide them along their journeys toward understanding, self-awareness, and acceptance as they become the person they want to be. As a future therapist, I look forward to working alongside my clients to help them reach their goals and well-being. I believe that everyone is deserving of happiness, and all are welcome in my therapeutic space. Currently, I am earning my master’s degree at Counseling Northwestern University. I am an artist, mother of two wonderful dogs, and spend my free time gardening, hiking, and playing video games.