The roots of Amber Rickert’s work have always been in social work, public health, and social justice. A graduate of Oberlin, her career began with a three-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. There she taught in a small village, helping the villagers learn about bettering their lives through nutrition and small business programs. Amber went on to earn a Master’s degree in social work and public health from Columbia University. Her post-graduate studies also include Level 5 certification in Emotional Transformation Therapy. She is a Certified TRE Provider and graduate of the TRE Los Angeles certification program.
Amber currently serves as the Director of Outpatient Services at Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic in South Central Los Angeles. She has extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, crisis management, suicide prevention, and guiding the therapeutic process to stabilize clients and their families. Amber has also worked in private practice for five years, treating a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and panic disorder. The approach she uses is grounded in attachment theory and trauma informed care.
Amber currently offers:
- Conference presentations and speaking engagements
- Subject Matter Expert
- Languages: Thai
- Location: Northeast Los Angeles
Amber is a patient, kind, and knowledgeable instructor. She creates a welcoming environment and safe space. She is a genuine pleasure to be around and work with. I look forward to more TRE work with her.
I have found that I have a weird emotional investment in holding on to my stress and tension. So putting myself in a situation where I would release this tension made me feel a little vulnerable at first. However, Amber has a style that balances education, preparation, patience, and emotional containment that put me at ease and increased my interest in finding more routine opportunities to practice TRE.
With a compassionate, assured teaching style that communicates encouragement, Amber guides her students to discover the gentle, transformative power of TRE practice. Amber creates a classroom environment that's welcoming, safe, and profoundly healing.