Post Traumamatic Stress
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Amber Lassally, LCSW-C is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Masters of Social Work. She also holds a BA in Psychology from Columbia College. She is thrilled to have relocated to Annapolis, Maryland where she is independently licensed to practice psychotherapy as clinical social worker. Amber is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) and co-founder of The Beacon Center LLC located in Arnold, MD. She is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Amber specializes in anxiety related disorders and provides trauma-informed care for each individual, recognizing that each person experiences traumatic situations differently.
Amber has worked with a variety of clients of all ages in mental health settings, including an outpatient clinic in New York State providing therapeutic counseling to adults, families and children, as well as a substance abuse outpatient clinic providing counseling to adults and teens with addictions. In these settings she had the privilege to work closely with adults, adolescents, and children struggling with anxiety, depression, self harming behaviors, anger management, trauma, grief and loss, stress management, low self-esteem, autism spectrum disorder/Aspergers, and family conflict. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART). She is currently serving adults and adolescents from Annapolis, Severna Park, Cape St. Claire, Arnold, Crofton and surrounding areas in her private practice in Arnold, MD.
Coping with stress, life transitions, and loss are common times when people reach out for help. The attentive listening, empathy and feedback that are part of the therapy process can help reduce feelings of isolation, connect us to inner resources and lead to meaningful change. Amber draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches (including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) mindfulness, family systems theory and solution-focused), and is guided by what is the best fit for each person and their situation.