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Amber Pettis(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Florida
Anxiety - Depression-Self-esteem- Stress management-Mood disorders-Emotion regulation-
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Professional statement

Amber Pettis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Florida. She works with young adults, professionals, parents, and teens looking to understand of themselves and make positive change in their lives. Her style is empowering, direct, and warm. and in session, her priority is to provide an environment of honesty, integrity, compassion, and acceptance where an individual can tell their story openly and formulate a plan for how to move forward.

Amber's therapeutic approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), an evidenced-based approach focused on gaining an understanding of how the quality of our thoughts about life, relationships, and people can influence the outcomes we experience. Amber emphasizes the importance of understanding our core beliefs, practicing emotional regulation, and confronting our assumptions and thought patterns.

Amber has worked in mental health for over 15 years. She gained profession experience working with clients battling substance abuse and dependence; individuals experiencing symptoms of psychosis; those managing mood disorders and struggling with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. She has served clients by providing individual, group and family therapy in psychiatric hospitals, inpatient and outpatient clinics, and private practice settings. Sessions are entirely virtual which allows clients to select the place and setting where they feel most comfortable. This facilitates more openness and the potential for strong rapport.


Message to clients

Reaching out for help is hard, maybe even harder than admitting we need help. Trying to find a person you can trust, and open up to takes being honest with yourself and willing to trust another person with your story. It's my goal to be that person. In session, I aim to foster an environment of honesty, integrity, compassion, and acceptance where you can tell your story openly and we can formulate a plan for how to move forward.

I am a Black woman, a wife, and a working mom. I understand the importance of talking to someone who looks like you and had similar life experiences. I strive to incorporate those experiences into our sessions. Whether you're ready to dive in or are still a bit unsure, let’s schedule a free consultation phone call and make sure we’re a good fit.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years


Nova Southeastern University, Masters of Science, 2006
University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, 2004

Licensure

Florida: MH9884

Languages

English

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (50min)

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The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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