Amber Shaw, LCSW

Preferred Name: Amber

About Me

An unresolved painful past can often sneak up into your day-to-day life. You may find yourself reacting in ways you don’t intend to in everyday situations in situations, followed by guilt and frustration, and then in other scenarios, it’s as though you feel nothing at all. Sometimes you are too exhausted to connect with those closest to you or feel as though you are unsure of who you are outside of your relationships. You may find yourself frequently turning to substances, food, TV shows, or sleep in order to feel relaxed. I am able to help you find some relief from these difficult experiences. There is a future where you can better understand yourself, control your worry, and live in the moment. A future where you can trust yourself to know when it is safe to open up. You can find relief in ways that don’t lead to feelings of guilt or shame. I would love to help you work towards this future. I offer a relational style of therapy, meaning that I view our relationship as a healing modality on its own. I also utilize attachment theory and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to support trauma recovery. It is important to me that you feel in control of your healing journey so connect with me whenever you are ready and let's begin.

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Clark University Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin I have worked with clients based out of inpatient and outpatient treatment programs focused on substance use dependency, trauma, and co-occurring mental health disorders. I hold experience supporting those who have experienced intimate partner violence as well as painful childhood experiences.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Families
  • First Responders


  • English