Michelle Amber, AMFT

Michelle Amber is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT, 134430). Michelle received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at USC. She has a variety of experience in evidence-based treatments, including years of practicing Applied Behavioral Analysis, and working with depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, and trauma. Under the supervision of Ms. Eshaghian, Michelle is receiving further training in various anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders in children, adolescents, and adults, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and body-focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and skin picking disorder.

Michelle’s deepest hope for the therapeutic process is your reconnection with your authentic self. Many of us don’t have people around us who we feel safe to really be ourselves. Michelle desires to provide people with a space in which they feel truly seen and heard without fear of judgement. With a space to be authentically you, you can develop an internal sense of value, self-love, and self-acceptance.

Education

  • Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy: Pepperdine University 2022
  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Occupational Science: University of Southern California (USC) 2020

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant: Mind and Society Center, USC (2018-2019)

Undergraduate and Graduate Training

  • Newport Mesa Individual and Family Therapy, Non-Profit Community Mental Health, 2022-Present
  • Twin Town Treatment Centers, Outpatient Substance Use Treatment, 2021-2022
  • Creative Solutions for Hope, Applied Behavioral Analysis, 2017-2020