Today we’d like to introduce you to Amber Robinson.
Hi Amber, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I knew from a young age that I was very much interested in human behavior, why things happened the way they did and why people operated a certain way. I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of nature vs. nurture. As a child, I did what I do now – I researched. We didn’t have much money and I didn’t have many resources, but I wanted answers. In trying to understand myself, my family and my community, I became very passionate about mental health. I saw the lack of awareness about mental health and how that affected me and I decided I wanted to become a part of the improvement. I wanted to be a part of the destigmatization of mental health. Through life experience, this drive and determination only grew stronger. Now, I have my own private practice working with millennial creatives helping them to navigate their anxieties and heal from toxic relationships and other attachment traumas. That is my passion, it is what I know and it is what I’m good at, but figuring that out didn’t come easy. I have worked in community mental health, school settings, juvenile detention centers and group practices, I had to figure out what works for me, where my purpose is and how I can best serve the community. I also listened to the feedback from my clients and had to learn where I am most useful and also what felt the most authentic to me. That is the advice I’d give anyone- be open, listen to what works for the people in your field and stay true to you.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I come from a long line of creatives and while I identify as a creative now, that wasn’t always the case. Being analytical, I often felt misunderstood and I also never felt like I fit in my community or my family. I also had no guidance on how to navigate things like school or business. My parents never even went passed the ninth grade. I really had to figure everything out on my own, but that makes me so much more proud of how far I’ve come. After entering into my career, I wasn’t sure what demographic I wanted to target or where I fit in. I worked in many different areas within mental health, but having my own practice is really where I belong. That didn’t come easy though. I was told by my previous boss “it will be impossible for you to succeed on your own.” As a woman in the business space, it can definitely be intimidating, but believing in yourself and your mission is what will set you apart from everyone else.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
I specialize in working with millennial creatives. I help them navigate anxiety & burnout, heal from toxic relationships and other attachment traumas. As a creative myself, I can understand my clients and relate to them, but also hold them accountable and challenge them. I work with my clients to not only reduce the symptoms that are troubling them most but to understand the root of these issues. Every human is different, we all have our unique patterns. I work with my clients to explore these patterns, understand them, how they fell into their unique pattern and how they may be helping or hurting them. The relationship I build with my clients is what truly provides the foundation for healing and growth in therapy. I nurture each client relationship and work with each person differently. My goal for each of my clients is that they not only feel seen and heard but they leave the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves.
We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
I don’t really believe in luck. I believe in blessings. I believe that if you are a good person and do good for the world, goodness will come to you. I am an LA native, I love my city. It has given so much to me, so I always try to give back to my city and my community. Every time I do, I see those blessings get returned to me. That is true in life and in business.
- Session Fee: $180
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: amberrobinsontherapy.com
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