My name is Dr. Amber Oliver. Feel free to call me Amber. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State and Massachusetts. I have received my Master's in Social Work with a specialty in Mental Health and Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. I also received a Doctorate in Social Work from USC.
My approach to therapy is to guide you in identifying the root cause of the feelings and symptoms you are currently experiencing. By identifying this, we will work together on thought processes and behaviors that are keeping you “stuck.” With the root cause identified, I use Schema Therapy as well as other therapy techniques from CBT, DBT, EMDR and CPT in order to adapt, change or develop new coping skills and thoughts. I am also a Journey Clinical KAP provider.
I have been a social worker since 2013 and have worked with various populations including children, veterans, families and incarcerated people. In my practice, I welcome all ideas, opinions and lifestyles. I am kink and poly-friendly. I primarily work with Trauma, Grief and Anxiety but have experience in working with many other diagnoses.
My communication style
I want you to feel open and comfortable discussing any topic you may want to work on. I believe that “keeping it real” in session is important. I believe in incorporating sensory tools as well as religious and cultural tools as appropriate. Each relationship should be tailored to meet your specific needs.