Amber Waite is a Clinical Intern from Adler University. She is currently a third-year student pursuing a dual master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Sport and Human Performance. Outside of counseling, Amber is an avid ultimate frisbee athlete and spends a lot of time exploring new workouts and studying sport psychology. She has spent the past year working at Rainbows for All Children as a community outreach specialist. At Rainbows, she acquired knowledge about childhood trauma/grief and researched activities that enable children to explore their emotions and personal experiences with loss.
Amber’s clinical interests include working with individuals who express concern with anxiety, depression, life adjustment, grief, athlete performance, etc. She is also interested in working with athletes on the mental side of injury recovery and how techniques from sport psychology and mindfulness research can be utilized in therapy. Her approach to counseling interventions include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered, existential, strengths-based therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). However, she believes in adjusting her interventions specifically to meet the needs of her clients. As a counselor, she works with her clients in a compassionate and collaborative effort to promote resiliency and self-determination.