THERAPIST SPOTLIGHT: Amber Keating, LCSW and Clinical Supervisor
Everything we do lately seems to be a reminder that we’ve been surviving a global pandemic for over a year now. Our lives were involuntarily & radically changed, often overnight. As communities open back up, it’s normal to feel anxious about reacquainting ourselves with pieces of our pre-COVID lives. How do we... reintegrate into public spaces? join together with family and friends safely? navigate this entirely different world? The thinking mind is endless in its questioning and that’s where I can help.
When we notice these incessant questions, the task becomes to quiet the racing mind and tune in to our physical experience. The mind can time travel, but the body cannot (at least not that I know of!). I enjoy helping clients reconnect with their whole selves. We are more than our speeding, ping-pong minds, after all! Somewhere at your core, you have a wise voice that knows your unique answers to whatever questions are nagging you at 2am. Whether it’s stress related to COVID or some other source of unease bubbling up inside you, my body-mind approach supports you in rediscovering joy, gratitude, and ease. If your nervous system needs a little break from all that it’s been carrying the past year (or your whole life), it would be my honor to guide you to a more carefree state.
Amber Keating, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor
Have you achieved success in your life, only to find that you feel resentful and burnt out? I am passionate about supporting high achievers and perfectionists in finding a sense of ease and balance in their lives. My clients say that I am both fun to work with and provide a truly safe, grounded space for self-discovery. My approach is casual and compassionate, while also being wholly attuned to my client's goals. In our work together, I will utilize a combination of present-focused skills and insight-building questions to guide you in finding your truth. This allows you to skillfully manage your feelings, make choices that align with your values, and find comfort in whatever struggles you encounter. The habitual stress associated with being a powerful go-getter can also lead to health problems.
I enjoy blending mind, body, and spiritual healing modalities to help clients achieve wellness at all levels. if your physical health problems are not stress-related, my holistic style can help you build resilience in the face of chronic pain, illness, or disability. Having been raised in a small California town, I bring the calm of the wide-open spaces to our hectic urban landscape. Whether you’re looking for support for yourself or a teen in your family, I look forward to hearing from you!
Amber is currently accepting online clients. To learn more about her schedule and availability, please call/ text/ email her at 424-254-9565; Amber@pacificmft.com.