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 for additional information on EMDR.

Amy Blue

Choosing therapy requires great courage! I consider it a privilege to walk alongside those seeking growth and healing through the challenges of their lives while they seek what it means to flourish. Everyone can benefit from having a safe, supportive, unbiased space where they feel completely seen and heard. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, navigating a difficult life transition, or healing from current or past traumas, I would be honored to meet you right where you are and help you find what your path forward looks like. You have already taken your first step of courage by looking at your therapy options here. I look forward to speaking to you when you reach out!

Madeleine Applegate-Gross

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.

Jessica Robinson

As a parent, I understand how distressing it can be when our children struggle with coping with their emotions. Children often have not developed the skills and understanding to cope with the many changes and stressors that come their way, and Play Therapy is a way to meet children where they are and enter into their world in order to allow them to work through their difficulties and learn new skills in a developmentally appropriate way. As a Licensed Associate Counselor trained in Play Therapy, I use evidence-based practices with clients of all ages to address issues such as grief and loss, trauma, divorce, ADHD, adjustment to major life changes, anxiety, and depression. 

Christi Brown

Christi has been a funeral director for 22-years who has seen a lot of different grieving behaviors and understands that each reaction is unique, and individuals need to develop coping mechanisms that work for them. She recently finished her Certification in Grief Counseling.  She decided to study grief counseling so that she could help people continue their mourning process in a healthy way. Christi understands grief is not limited to death, but grief can accompany a variety of situations from a job loss to a divorce.  She believes that closure is personal and unique and will help you along your journey through grief. Christi earned her certification through The American Academy of Grief Counseling.

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