Amber Ratcliffe

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Amber Ratcliffe

Amber Ratcliffe

Licensed Professional Counselor (MS, LPC)

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Amber hopes you’ll feel her genuineness, patience, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. After each session, she hopes you’ll feel acknowledged, nourished, motivated, and productively challenged.

While working with Amber, you’ll learn to manage persistent, overarching issues such as anxiety and depression. Feelings such as loneliness, worthlessness, and inferiority can be overcome. Grief, loss, and/or trauma can be processed and transformed into creative expression, self-compassion, and motivation.

Amber works to illuminate innate strengths, wisdoms, goals, passions, and core values to help you manage challenges in a variety of areas including relationships, career, academia, health, and more.

Amber often uses art therapy (drawing, painting, journaling, collage), breathing exercises, role-play, and guided meditation to strengthen interpersonal relationships, acknowledge trauma, and build self-awareness. When working with children, she will use unconditional positive regard, creative play, structured games, and combined parent-child sessions to foster self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-concept. 

Amber is a versatile therapist who has the education and experience needed to skillfully work within the following modalities depending on individual client needs: person-centered/child-centered therapy, trauma-informed care, creative art therapy, play therapy, parent-coaching, parent-child relationship building, filial therapy, psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy, gestalt approach, DBT, mindfulness, psycho-education, strengths-based, solution-focused, MI.

Amber has a MS in Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY. She has 8 years of experience working to support the emotional well-being of children and adults in a variety of settings including outpatient community mental health, inpatient psychiatric, intensive outpatient, public schools, residential nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and more.