Amber Thompson, Professional Counseling Intern
Amber is in the process of completing her Master of Science in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. She desires to become a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families who have been affected by trauma. She is being supervised by two incredible therapists who have been working in the field for over 15 years, Wendy Lehnertz, LMFT, and Summer Fletcher, LPC. Amber is bringing trauma-informed modalities, like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to her practice to serve the community. She has a degree in art, and loves to use her art education to assist others in expressing themselves. She is also looking forward to being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Amber and her family were missionaries in Mexico for ten years working with the Deaf community. She is fluent in sign language and has experience interpreting for the Deaf. She loved working with the kids at the Deaf school and found that God was calling her to become more competent in working with kids and adolescents that had been hurt or isolated, as well as encouraging families whose children are experiencing difficult situations. Her adopted son also inspired her to work with foster families and adopted children.
Amber loves spending time with her best friend, her husband, and their three kids. She enjoys art of all forms and spending time playing board games with her husband and friends is one of her favorite pastimes.