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Amber Rickert

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Anxiety-Panic disorder-Trauma-Couples work-Somatic work-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)-
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Professional statement

Amber Rickert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA who utilizes a holistic, mind-body approach to help clients work through such issues as trauma, anxiety, and depression.

Amber warmly welcomes clients who are committed to change; those who may have been in prior therapy but have not yet fully shifted fundamental maladaptive patterns, and who are open to new ways of thinking and feeling about themselves. She uses both somatic modalities and a cutting edge technique called Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) to help clients settle their nervous systems and resolve their trauma and suffering.

Amber's work is grounded in attachment and relational theory, and is rooted in the belief that healing is a fundamental right shared by all humans. Through her current work as a Director of Outpatient Services in south Los Angeles – as well as extensive experience in working with children and families – she has grown to fundamentally understand the importance of attachment, safety, and repair in the context of relationships. Her work with clients emphasizes that importance.

Amber's office is located in Highland Park, in northeast Los Angeles; she is also available via telehealth sessions. She looks forward to working with you.

Message to clients

We are living in complex and important times. There is so much uncertainty about the future and sometimes it feels like our unfinished business is now standing up and staring us in the face. Making the decision to come to therapy is such a profoundly life altering choice, it is the most important investment in yourself that you can make.

I view my role as a guide to help you access the hidden parts of yourself that lead to you changing your life. By choosing to come to therapy, you choose to reshape your whole mind, your world view, and your future. It is a deep honor to do healing work at this time in our history. The journey we undertake together as therapist and client is one of the most sacred that exists.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Wellnest Emotional Health and Wellness, Director of Outpatient Service
D'Veal Family and Youth Services, Program Manager of School -Based Services

Columbia University, MSW, MPH, 2002
Oberlin College, BA, 1994


California: 25018 - California: 25018


English, Thai


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

Panic disorder - Building coping skills to identify and manage triggers; explore underlying causes related to feelings of panic

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Couples work - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Somatic work - A holistic approach that incorporates the mind-body relationship in regard to one's psychological past

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) - ETT is a relatively new modality that utilizes RGB light and the entire color spectrum to heal states of deep emotional distress. Along with the Resilience Toolkit, ETT can provide immediate and lasting relief from distress. It gives the client the opportunity to develop new ways of processing emotions and forming healthy attachments. It can be done remotely, via tele-health, in the event that in-office work isn't possible


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

Locations & Hours


Amber Rickert is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Initial session:$200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Client testimonials

"Amber really understood what I was looking for, and I have been with her ever since. She is an amazing guide and teacher. She really helps me to understand myself with a very loving and simultaneously intellectual and holistic approach. Words can't express how fortunate I feel to have her as a therapist."
- Zencare client April 2021
"great personality"
- Zencare client July 2022