Amber Miller, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Specialties: Missionary care, singleness, women’s issues, play therapy, trauma and loss, self-worth and identity
Population Served: Children, adolescents, and adults
Other Services: Assessment and training for HarvestCall missionaries and their families
Amber began at ACCFS in 2012 and works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her graduate degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2012, obtaining a Master’s in Social Work. Prior to her graduate training, Amber worked in the floral industry and received a degree in Horticulture from the University of Illinois in 2008.
During her graduate training, Amber worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, serving children and parents involved with the foster care system. Throughout graduate school, her areas of interest were culture, attachment, and identity issues in adoption and foster care cases. She has received specialized training for the treatment of trauma and PTSD (EMDR). Amber enjoys incorporating creative, visual approaches into her work and has also pursued additional training in Play Therapy.
Strengthening individuals and families as they serve in ministry roles- both Stateside as well as on the mission field- is a passion Amber has developed through the years. She walks with individuals through the various stages of missionary service- from pre-field assessment and training to re-entry support when they return to the States. Additionally in her role at ACCFS, Amber often works with females processing past abuse or relational disappointments, those undergoing transition, or individuals overcoming destructive behaviors. She enjoys mentoring young women as they navigate difficult cultural influences and learn to live out God’s design for them. She is passionate about helping people grow in their identities in Christ, particularly young adults and singles.
Amber is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She resides in Champaign, IL where she is an active member of the Apostolic Christian Church.
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