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.
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.