20190410_233330.jpg

Amber Waite, M.S., LPE-I

Amber Waite is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and the University of Arkansas-Monticello with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice.

Amber is independently licensed as a Psychological Examiner in the state of Arkansas and has worked in the River Valley since 2005. She is a member of the Arkansas Association of Masters in Psychology. Amber has spent most of her professional career working with adults with chronic mental illness. Her areas of specialty in counseling include adults with mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, borderline intellectual functioning, maladaptive behavior patterns, marital discord, family dysfunction, and adjustment disorders including bereavement. Amber is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy which helps individuals identify and work through symptoms and maladaptive behavior patterns related to their past trauma and/or abuse. She can provide psychological testing to help identify and meet the individual at their current level of daily functioning, make a sound diagnosis, and offer recommendations on how their diagnosis and/or symptoms can best be treated. She is committed to reducing the negative impact of mental health symptoms and improving overall daily functioning and life satisfaction.

In her free time, Amber enjoys being a mother to two inquisitive and energetic children, being a wife to a witty and devoted husband, attending live music concerts, going out of town to visit extended family, taking mini vacations within Arkansas and to the surrounding states, sitting down to watch a good movie, online shopping, and sneaking in a nap whenever possible.