Amber Russell


About Me

“I talk with the authority of failure.” - F Scott Fitzgerald.

Having gone over a decade now of working with teens and their parents, there is only one thing I can guarantee: it is not a pretty time for anyone involved.

My style combines structure with empathy and humor. It is such a chaotic period for both parents and teens, the structure is intended to make goals and agreements which keep everyone safe, while keeping track of progress. My use of humor is to embrace the imperfections in all of us - me included - and to model to our teens that part of becoming an adult is not knowing all the answers and that is ok.

I specialize in working with teens whose behaviors have put them at risk, sometimes even incarcerated. I use a client-centered, solution-focused approach in helping teens find solutions to resolving issues which impact their day to day lives. Other conditions I have treated are symptoms and stressors related to trauma, self-harm, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, stress, anxiety, and depression.

Since treatment is online, I cannot stress enough the importance of having parents involved. Treatment can be ten times more effective if I can get additional information and perspectives from those the teen is around daily - and one cannot discount the therapeutic impact of having supportive loved ones.

If this feels like a good fit for you, please reach out. I look forward to working with all of you!


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #13010 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Written by S.O. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Amber for 1 month

Amber is a gem, we are so lucky to have found her. She really listens and strikes that fine balance between guiding the conversation and intuiting important aspects that are worth investigating. You will feel at ease and supported in her capable hands.

Written by B.E. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Amber for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amber is a wonderful therapist. I feel very lucky to have been matched with her. I look forward to our conversations, and she always gives me something to think about--suggestions that really "click" and ideas for how to cope with different situations.