Amber serves as the Office/Billing Manager and Social Media Content Manager for Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy, and our partner practice, Andersonville Psychology. She provides direct support to our clinical teams and Executive Director.
More about Amber:
My personal shift to living more mindfully began in January 2019 when I transitioned out of a longtime management position at a holistic chiropractic office. During this transition, I leaned heavily on daily guided meditation (via Insight Timer), breath work, and talk therapy as ways to help me gain clarity on my personal and professional life goals. Since then I have completed an 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) course which has affirmed the value of practicing breath-focused meditation for me. It also helped me reevaluate my reaction and experience to stressful circumstances, and impermanence.
As the Office Manager for Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy, and our partner practice, Andersonville Psychology — I oversee our billing and insurance procedures, administrative and logistical demands pertaining to our business operations, and assist in onboarding new staff. I also manage and implement the marketing needs for both practices, while providing support to our clinical teams, clinical interns/externs, and our Executive Director.
This multifaceted role provides me with the opportunity to strengthen organizational and operations management strategies, while sharing my creative talents as a graphic designer, writer, and social media content creator.
One of my personal goals at CMP is to foster and maintain a safe space for our team, and for all individuals to feel safe and welcomed in our offices — whether that be at their individual therapy appointments, group therapy meetings, or at our public-facing events such as art openings and networking gatherings.
I am passionate about helping to break the stigma around mental illness, and advocate that access to mental healthcare should be a human right. In my personal time you’ll find me streaming 90’s romcoms, tinkering with creative writing, volunteering to help end food insecurity, and walking along the shores of Lake Michigan – in all seasons. I love to travel, and hope to someday publish a memoir on my own experiences with death, grief, and forgiveness.