Amber Helms is a therapist who has a passion to see people heal in their identity and walk out restoration in and through relationships. She has a history of serving foster and adoptive children and families throughout the various parts of the journey. She values the role of the parent(s) in the restoration process and seeks to empower this relationship, helping to understand current situations in context of both the child’s and parent’s unique story. She believes that finding wholeness and freedom is possible and carries hope for people to engage wholeheartedly in life.
Amber creates a safe place for people to process and grow, while having fun along the way. She looks for the strengths and unique abilities each person has in order to find a personalized path to overcome challenges. Trauma does not define a person, but does impact the way we view and respond to life. Amber believes that safety, support, and connection are the best way to work through trauma and she provides this space for people to grow into their potential.
Amber has been a foster and adoptive parent and describes this process as the most glorious and challenging part of her life. Her daughter is her joy and she’s loved walking beside her through every twist and turn. While she is familiar with the up close and personal ride, she understands that no two journey are the same. She seeks to be ever growing in her understanding and skills of attachment and trauma recovery special to each situation.
Amber holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas with specific training that includes-
- Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Child Centered Play Therapy
- Grief and Loss
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)