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Amber Rice MA, LMFT

About

With 12 years of experience in mental health services, I specialize in counseling those serving our communities, including medical professionals, first responders and teachers. These careers draw highly compassionate individuals who experience their share of burn out, fatigue, and other unpleasant experiences unless they receive the support they need. In these cases, I view the experience of countertransference and vicarious trauma as simply opportunities for us to lean into a course of healing. I am here to support you in that process.

I have extensive experience providing therapeutic support to adults, children and adolescents suffering from the effects of trauma. My approach is drawn from Gestalt, Existential, and Post-Modern modalities. It is my belief that, not only can we learn to cope with suffering, but thrive and live out the full potential of our lives.

In addition to facilitating the healing process related to infidelity, sexual abuse and trauma, I welcome clients wishing to discuss sexual expression, polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. I support clients of all genders, identities and backgrounds addressing confusion regarding their sexuality, who are learning to experience the empowerment and freedom that arises after addressing this critical component of our lives.

I see you. I hear you. This is your journey, at your pace, with your goals in mind. You are the expert on you, and I am only here to help you remember that. You are stronger and more capable than you know.  I see you, behind the shame and hurt. I see you, radiant and resilient, and will join with you regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender. I see you, when you can’t.  Let’s bring you back to yourself!

 

Experience and Education

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  state of Washington (LF 606350032)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  state of California (BBS 51333)
12 years of experience providing therapy to children, families, and individuals. 
I received master’s degrees in Spiritual Psychology and Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in Southern California
Held a private practice and worked as the clinical director for a school-based therapy clinic in Southern California.
I am a trained EMDR therapist, which is a specialized form of treatment that focuses on the healing of trauma.
I also hold a certification as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor which allows me to train and support other clinicians who are in the process of licensure.
I facilitate workshops focused on the professional development of clinicians.
 

LOCATION

Bothell

 

INSURANCE

I am in network with Premera Blue Cross, First Choice, and Kaiser Permanente plans

I accept allowable out-of-network fees. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance plans.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Must Cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid $100 fee.