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About

I'm Amber Madden, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified in treating eating disorders and disordered eating. I specialize in helping people feel less crazy around food and finally having the healthy relationship with food they've always wanted. I don't just want to see my clients change or grow, I want to see them bloom!

 I provide services and online courses for everyone around the United States through telehealth, virtual counseling platforms. My approach focuses on the concepts of Intuitive (Mindful) Eating and a Health At Every Size perspective. My goal is to help clients identify destructive, problematic eating habits and develop normalized eating behaviors. For some individuals (those who overeat, binge or yo-yo diet) this could translate to weight loss. However, for others who restrict, this could mean learning to accept your body at it's natural size. We will work on learning what "normal" eating looks like, as well as learning strategies for loving your body and yourself more. My philosophy is a NON DIET approach, free of stressful time lines and learning to incorporate ALL foods in moderation.     ~ Amber

 

Professional Bio

Amber has been working in the mental health field since 2008. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of the Cumberlands and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Union College of Kentucky. She is a Licensed Counseling Professional Associate (LPCA) certified by the Kentucky Board of Counseling. She earned her certification in Eating Disorders and Obesity from Northern Illinois University in 2017. Amber also belongs to the professional organization, the Kentucky Counseling Association.

She has spent her career working with both children and adults in a variety of treatment settings. Amber is skilled in treating various mental health issues and has maintained most of her career as an addictions specialist. She utilizes her skills in addiction to assist her clients in identifying destructive habits, "food addictive" patterns, and develop a positive approach to overall health and wellness. She has a passion for assisting clients in achieving their health goals and learning to love nutritious foods and exercise, as well as finding love and acceptance for their bodies. Amber provides a safe, caring and comfortable environment to promote healing. Her approach is nonjudgmental and her goal is to help you feel at ease while exploring a new path to wellness.

Amber also has a significant background in working with children and their families. In her previous position as a Social Worker, she often worked with families with a variety of concerns including: substance abuse issues, child maltreatment, child neglect and abuse, domestic violence, parenting skills, court-mandated services, family issues and much more. She is confident in helping both children and their families find unity and a sense of togetherness every family strives for. 

When she is not working, Amber enjoys running, hiking, cycling and spending time with her family. She has been an avid runner for over a decade. Amber has participated in many organized sporting events, including cycling tours, running races and has successfully completed a half marathon. In 2014, she had the opportunity to participate as a member of a Psyching Team for the Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon.  Amber gravitates towards a mindful eating, Health At Every Size approach by selecting wholesome, nutritious foods while welcoming a balanced indulgence from time to time.  

You can read more about Amber's personal journey with food and fitness here.