6208 Hayes Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, US
Amber Rickert, LCSW, MPH, is a Master Certified Therapist in Emotional Transformation Therapy, a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, and a Certified Provider of Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®). Her work is grounded in attachment theory, somatic recovery, and the inherent ability each human being has to heal themselves and to connect to the world around them.
As the current Director of Outpatient Services at Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic in South Los Angeles, Amber has extensive experience working with trauma, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and guiding the therapeutic process to stabilize clients and their families. In private practice for the last seven years, Amber specializes in early childhood trauma, sexual trauma, PTSD, and panic disorders.
Amber rooted her career in social work, public health, and social justice. After graduating from Oberlin College, Amber completed a three-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. Teaching in a remote village on the border of Thailand and Laos taught Amber about the power of connection and relationships as a vehicle for cross-cultural connection and healing. Amber went on to earn a Master’s degree in social work and public health from Columbia University where her focus was on forced migration and displaced populations.