Amber Holmes Isham
she/theyLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Amber Isham is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Minnetonka, MN. Amber enjoys working with clients of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures. She has extensive experience helping clients break free from habits that aren’t helpful for them, such as maladaptive coping strategies and avoidance tactics such as negative self-talk, impulsivity, reactivity, drinking, using drugs, engaging in toxic relationships, and more. She also helps clients who suffer from anxiety or depression and feel overwhelmed with their mental health. Her clients want to increase the amount of joy that they experience on a daily basis and focus on self-growth so they can have a greater sense of wellbeing into the future.
Amber’s approach to therapy begins with building a strong therapeutic relationship with each client. She takes the time to get to know each person that she speaks with, understanding their past experiences and their current stressors. Throughout the first several sessions, Amber strives to build trust with her clients, which can lead to a greater sense of safety during vulnerable conversations. She practices an evidence-based therapy modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), where clients learn how to increase their distress tolerance and manage difficult emotions, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), where clients clarify their core values and learn to act on those values. Amber helps clients set goals for themselves, including breaking harmful habits. She provides them with the tools they need to leave behind unhealthy behaviors, whether through mindfulness practices or grounding exercises.
Amber earned a Bachelor's degree at the University of Kansas and earned a Master’s degree from Argosy University. She has completed intensive training in DBT from the Linehan Institute. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in the mental health field, and offers clients a greater sense of hope and joy in their lives.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Years of Experience: 20 years
Behavioral Tech, LLC , Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), 2008