Amber Hickman, LMSW

Amber Hickman, LMSW Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work
  • Additional Certificates:

    NASW Member

Languages

  • English

Amber believes people have the wisdom to heal themselves, but sometimes we need guidance to discover or effectively apply it. Her goal as a therapist is to help you build the skills and the courage to listen to your own voice and live the life you desire. Throughout the course of treatment, patients have many opportunities to practice actively focusing on positive change and living in the present; as well as develop healthier relationships with the past and future. Amber combines in-session work with creative, practical take-away exercises; encouraging patients to develop and apply the means to deal with future hardships long after treatment ends. She is dedicated to working with clients in order to foster a safe, relaxed, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space. She is compassionate, efficient, enthusiastic, and remarkably genuine.

Amber received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to working with patients in private practice, she has provided services in Community Mental Health, residential settings as well as within a partial hospitalization program. She has extensive experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Amber works from a strengths-based, compassion-focused, and person-centered perspective. She offers a range of evidence-based treatment options including, but not limited to acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and dialectical behavioral therapy-informed practice (DBT). Therapy is a creative and unique process for each patient, therefore, treatment options are tailored to help meet the needs of each client on an individual basis.

Amber specializes in working with adults. With her experience, she is able to provide treatment for individuals who are adjusting to life transitions, struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, self-harm, suicidal ideation, grief/loss, stress management, self-esteem and relationship issues.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Medicare
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cofinity
  • HAP
  • Humana
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Total Health Care (THC)
  • UBH
  • Ulliance EAP
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child Abuse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused