Amber Harper

CSWA

Amber Harper

CSWA

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Andrea Hopkins LCSW
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Ranging from $80-$185 depending on length of apt. and if individual or couple.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.
Suite 321
Tigard, Oregon 97224

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My Approach to Helping

Amber has a holistic approach to therapy, based on the belief that each person is the expert in their own life, and everyone has the potential to heal. She collaborates with each unique individual to find new strategies to live the life they envision. She believe that the body and mind affect how one feels, thinks, and behaves, so that mindful choices can be made aligning with personal values and goals.

She uses a variety of modalities including cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy (specifically surrounding early attachment), family systems theory, and experiential therapy. She is also trained in the Gottman method, utilizing their intake and treatment modality for her couples work

Sean has a heart for middle schoolers and adolescents, having experience in the school setting in providing assessment and support for the delvopmental life challenges of this age group. In one on one therapy he helps clients overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma by utilizing mindfulness to calm the physiology of the symptoms, cognitive behavioral interventions to decrease the symptoms when we recognize them, and enhancing attachment in the client’s primary relationship to help them feel secure in their environment.

For our couples work, we utilize the Gottman method, providing assessment, evaluation and ongoing couples work. First, we have to identify where the strengths and weaknesses are within the relationship, then we can set goals for strengthening the connection and level of attachment. We work with couples ongoing to help them learn "how to fight", how to repair after a fight, and how to turn toward one another with a sense of respect. We work to build and foster friendship within the relationship, as a foundational part of our work together.

At the heart of the therapy we provide, is an inherent belief that we all struggle and we all seek ways to balance our needs and our wants and we all need relationships with others. We do not function in isolation. We need one another. We need connection. Holistic health requires that we look at our physical health, our emotional health, our sleep, exercise, relationships and purpose behind each of these, so our work together will be layered and whole-person minded.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Our heart is all about relationships, whether you're married, dating or single, we all have relationships with others around us and learn about ourselves and our values based on these relationship dynamics. Our clinic is passionate about connection, attachment and overall wellbeing in the context of relationship.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

We see therapy as a process. Not a one time or couple of times appointment. We are complex, multi-faceted beings and our concerns and issues are not "solved" or "fixed" quickly or in haste. We need time to develop a connection in our work together, and we need time to foster growth in a holistic way. We encourage our clients to engage in a journey of self-discovery, rather than just seek treatment for a single symptom and move on. Therefore our work with clients tends to be more long-term and in-depth, than short term.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Amber Harper, MSW works with Couples and Individuals and adolescents
    Sean Wasson, MSW works with individuals and adolescents

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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