Amber Hulgan

(LMFT)

About Me

Hello, my name is Amber. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health and recovery services. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for 9 years. I attended Southern Nazarene University for both my Undergraduate and Graduate degrees. I graduated Cum Laude. Most recently, I have worked in a transitional living program for women and children experiencing homelessness as the Clinical Director. I worked in a domestic violence shelter which gave me a wealth of experience and the knowledge that I wanted to work with people who have survived domestic abuse. I have worked in state government for the state mental health and substance abuse agency.

I have worked with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds. My youngest client was 4 years old and my oldest almost 90. I have extensive experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault. I use a Trauma Informed approach and will treat you with unconditional positive regard. I am very direct yet compassionate. I am interactive and warm. We just need a space to talk. Sometimes, we just need to be heard. My goal is to provide a safe space for that. I will always be honest with you. I believe you have the answers inside of you. I am just the tool to help you synthesize your thoughts. I hope to help make sense of your experiences while validating and encouraging you. My greatest joy is watching the wheels click. I know that recovery is a reality for all.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1265 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Amber for 1 month

Amber has been a great help in understanding and working with my teen’s depression and her specific needs. I highly recommend her; her counseling is quickly becoming and invaluable resource for our family.

Written by B.E. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amber is kind, empathetic, and incredibly knowledgeable about her craft. I would recommend her for anyone struggling, especially during these uncertain times.

Written by B.R. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amber I think is the first therapist to really make me feel understood. I also feel like she takes in my writing and address the most important parts, and asks the right questions. I think I'm finally on the right track.

Written by J.E. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

She knows exactly when to listen and when to speak up and give advice. Very encouraging!

Written by D.U. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Just in the short time I have been speaking with her, she has given me multiple tools to make it through my issues. She was confident, calm, and receptive of my thoughts, feelings and actions. I would highly recommend her due to the fact that she doesn't treat me like a patient. I'm treated as a friend and I can trust her with my inner thoughts. 10 out of 10

Written by N.U. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Amber is compassionate and gives recommendations for great supplemental resources and activities that have helped me a lot!

Written by C.H. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Amber for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Amber Hulgan has helped me in my journey in becoming a better person. She is knowledgeable, attentive, and gives good advice and insight into myself. I look forward to reading what she has written every message I get from her. I feel myself getting better with everyday with the tips she has given me