“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s penalties are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – Unknown
Therapy is one of those worthwhile challenges in life, but it should always help more than it hurts. Amber believes that each person has the ability to meet their goals inside of them already and partners with her clients to help them to identify their strengths and put them into motion to achieve their goals. Amber uses elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and a holistic approach to meet clients right where they are with various planned or unplanned life changes. Amber’s goal is to help her clients feel supported, safe, and empowered to achieve their own goals. Amber is honored to provide individual counseling to teens and adults.
Amber completed her Bachelor of Science Degree at Auburn University in Human Development and Family Studies. After working several years for The Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) as a foster care case manager, she returned to school to obtain a Masters of Social Work degree from The University of Alabama. Amber has an extensive background in child welfare, abuse and neglect, and foster care, and working with individuals who have experienced significant trauma. Amber has worked within the public school system in various roles to support students. While at Auburn, Amber worked with the Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative (AHMREI) to provide education to high school students to prevent dating abuse. This has become a passion of Amber’s to support teens in having healthy peer and dating relationships.
Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs. She loves exploring the North Georgia mountains, playing ping-pong, trying new activities like pickleball, or just going for a walk at the park. On a Saturday in the fall, you can find her yelling “War Eagle” as she cheers for her beloved Auburn Tigers.
Amber Sargent is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of Dr. Mollie Innocent-Cupid, LCSW.