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Amber Marinez, LCSW

Amber Marinez, LCSW

she/her

Licensed in CA #29004
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth, Health Net/MHN, Blue Shield of CA
I work with clients to identify their specific goals, barriers, and ways to problem-solve.

My Therapy Style

I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, and have been able to work with clients in a multitude of degrees of mental health struggles. I enjoy getting to know people, and helping them to get to know and understand themselves. In therapy, I employ a balance of compassion with graceful confrontation. I utilize psychoeducation, skills instruction, and homework assignments to help clients practice using new skills in their day-to-day lives. I love celebrating the wins, and also helping people to learn from the challenges they experience. I tend to be pragmatic, and understand the value of doing what works for the individual.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, California State University, Fresno

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional to help others.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my kids and family, traveling with friends, and trying new things.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Spending time with my friends, traveling, and trying new things.

What book have you read more than once?

I have read the book, "The Four Agreements" more than once because it is a great reminder of key concepts to keeping the self grounded.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

The Boys and Girls Club — I have worked with them in the past, and truly appreciate what they do for our youth.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by going out of town with my close friends, or spending time watching my kids do their sports/hobbies. I love to watch a good TV show, series, or movie.