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Amber Brown, MA, LPA
pronouns: (she/her)

I am a professional helper based in Durham, North Carolina. Regarding credentials, I am a Licensed Psychological Associate, so I have the education and experience to provide psychotherapy. I am also a yoga teacher, so mindfulness and embodiment practices are an important part of my approach to helping and healing. 

 

My healing journey has had hardship and grief, emotional highs and lows, difficult transitions, and many obstacles related to my intersecting identities. I am a Black woman, I became a mother at the age of 17, and there are many other beautiful facts of my being that have been made burdensome by the world around me. And yet, I am still here and I am grateful that every day is a new opportunity to grow, evolve, and leave the parts of the world that I touch better than when I arrived. 

 

In my life and in my work, I show care by making sure that people feel seen and supported. I listen with empathy and compassion. I provide coping strategies and grounding techniques to help process emotions, build resiliency, and interrupt harmful thoughts or behaviors. And, I help you tap into your own strengths and intuition to find effective solutions to life's issues.

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I work with adolescents and adults on issues that include depression, anxiety, chronic stress, traumatic stress, grief, and life transitions. I help people address concerns with family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, body image, self-esteem, and identity exploration. My approach to therapy integrates multiple perspectives including DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), solutions-focused, strengths-based, and person-centered therapies, as well as mindfulness-based and body-centered (somatic) practices. 

 

I am acutely aware that the ongoing threat of continued injury and loss due to systemic oppression impacts people's ability to heal and thrive. It is empirically clear that people exposed to racist, sexist, heterosexist, ableist, or other discriminatory experiences suffer from compounding psychological, physiological, emotional, and socioeconomic injuries. This is part of why I am committed to trauma-informed, culturally sensitive care that affirms the experiences of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ people. 

Choosing to collaborate with people on their journey of holistic wellness, is both a great joy and an honor in my life. I am thankful for the opportunity to be of service.

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