Ed.D., LCSW Amber Ford
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp
Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.
And recovery is possible.
Amber Ford is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.
More about me
Years in Practice: 10
Hello! My name is Amber Ford and I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Southern California. I have been licensed since 2010 and have over a decade of clinical experience focused on adults and older adults. My clinical expertise centers around coping with chronic or life-limiting illness (including cancer), grief and loss, and the challenges of caregiving. I also have extensive experience with traumatic brain injury, neurocognitive disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and work stress. I am an experienced graduate level faculty member and enjoy assisting young professionals in their journey and working through career transition challenges.
I hold a Master of Social Work degree from Eastern Washington University and a Doctorate in Education from the USC Rossier School of Education in Los Angeles. I believe in the pursuit of lifelong learning and am currently pursuing a Certification in Financial Social Work as well as completing my Dare to Lead™ Facilitator certification.
I am a very approachable professional who believes therapy should be client-centered and focus on gaining insights which will improve quality of life. My primary clinical approaches include Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral which are both collaborative and exploratory. Whether you have participated in therapy in the past or not, it takes strength and courage to seek support during life's challenges and I look forward to working with you!
About online counseling
Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.
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