Amber M. Prather is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. Amber’s love for psychology and curiosity about the human spirit began as a competitive figure skater seeking ways to manage anxiety related to athletic performance and has continued throughout her life. Her life experiences, together with education, training and a sense of calling, have led her to use her curiosity about human connections and relatedness to walk compassionately with others in their pursuit of understanding, healing and growth.
Amber enjoys working with a broad variety of people. Her clinical experience includes working with adults, children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families in addressing a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss, self-harm, disordered eating, relationship problems and life transitions. Amber has an interest in sports psychology, health psychology, yoga, and mindfulness strategies for developing mind-body awareness, fostering self-compassion, promoting overall wellness and healthy life style practices. Amber is a certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator and provides pre-engagement, pre-marital, and couples counseling.
Amber seeks to meet people wherever they may find themselves on life’s journey, providing a safe and accepting therapeutic relationship through which to explore their pain and distress. Amber’s passion is to assist others in increasing their overall sense of well being.
In addition to her work in private practice, her experience also includes working with traditional and non-traditional students at Oklahoma City University, providing preoperative assessments for bariatric surgery, and working with persons with cancer.
Amber is a member of the American Counseling Association, Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and has completed a one year Foundations Course through the Oklahoma Society of Psychoanalytic Studies.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Oklahoma Lic #5064
Prepare/Enrich Relationship Assessment Facilitator