Amber Smith,LCSW

Amber Smith,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Secondary Credential: Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • United Health Care
Fees: $55-$225session cash pay fee. I offer a reduced rate program for service members who have deployed to a combat zone or who have experienced military sexual trauma.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Cleveland , Ohio 44120
Dallas, Texas 75205

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My Approach to Helping

"Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do." -B. Brown

People can heal from trauma. But you don't have to go it alone. The effects of trauma can show themselves in so many different ways: perfectionism, relationship struggles, anger, chronic pain, addictions, people pleasing, shame, insecurity. Maybe these resonate with you.

When people decide to get curious about how the wounding moments in their lives have impacted their self-worth, self-esteem, and overall worldview- healing can occur. You deserve to heal. And you deserve support through this process. It's of utmost importance that you feel seen, heard, and valued for the truly worthy and deserving person that you are. You can borrow the compassion I give you while learning to give yourself some grace and compassion of your own.

More Info About My Practice

I specialize in treating trauma and all of trauma's unhelpful side effects. Chances are, if you have a negative belief about yourself or the world and it's greatly impacting your happiness, there is a wound from your past that needs some care and attention. I'd like to help with that.

I specialize in serving children, adults and combat veterans. I also have expertise serving people with complex, chronic medical conditions. Caregivers- you need more support than you get. If you are unable to verbalize- that's ok. You don't necessarily need to talk about it to heal it.

I use methods beyond traditional talk therapy. If you've found limited symptom relief from talking, I encourage you to consider something new. I use EMDR therapy, expressive arts, IFS- informed methods and body-based practices in my trauma-focused work. Trauma impacts our nervous system, storing itself in our cells. My purpose is to help you release that trauma with safety; to help you rediscover your authenticity and live a life with power over your triggers. And I'll provide you with a bunch of tools to take with you along the way.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

"Meeting people where they are at, treating them like human beings, and not trying to change them, actually opens up the possibility of transformation for them." -Mate-

Clients often tell me that they leave their session feeling something different; something just a little bit better than when they arrived. They tell me they feel curious about what's ahead. They also tell me that I don't forget anything. You made the choice to give me your valuable time and courage, I can give you my full presence and curiosity.

I strive to extend empathy, invite open expression and cultivate a sense of connection and safety for every person that I meet. It truly is an honor when people invite me into their world and give themselves permission to be courageously vulnerable. I would be honored to help discover what healing looks like for you, should you choose to know longer travel that path alone. You were never meant to do this all alone.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    *Children and adults with complex, chronic medical conditions and their siblings and caregivers.
    *Combat veterans.
    *People who have experienced loss through suicide.
    *People who have experienced trauma

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders

Types of Therapy

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