Amber Carlson

Amber M. Carlson, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Play Therapist and AutPlay Therapist certified. AutPlay is a play therapy and behavioral therapy approach for working with children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. AutPlay has three components: emotion regulation ability, social skills development and connection. AutPlay therapists work very closely with parents to help them learn how to implement skills at home with their child. AutPlay is also helpful for families effected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dysregulation issues, and other developmental disabilities.


Amber earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology at William Jewell College in 2010 and earned her Masters in Counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2014. Amber currently specializes in working with children and their families as well as co-facilitating a Batterers Intervention Group. Amber works daily with children and families who have experienced trauma.


As a private practice therapist Amber uses a client centered approach, knowing that each child is unique. She believes that therapeutic relationships are very important not only for the child, but for parents as well.


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