Amber Caldera (She/her/hers)

CSWA

Empathic, trauma informed therapist who works with those who have felt othered. Culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+, and teen informed.

Associate Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
Supervised by Sibelia Chaiyahat, PsyD, LCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I have much experience working with teens, families, and adults particularly around trauma and more severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. My experience has also brought me to working with those with addiction, chronic pain, comorbid disorders, body image issues, gender questions, self-harm, ADHD, and borderline. I believe you're more than good enough, you're lovable, and deserving. You show courage and a desire to change. I will teach you tools to overcome your issues and create peace.

My Background and Approach

My background is trauma based with a mind/body connection. I use different types of techniques to help you get grounded and work through issues such as anxiety, depression, self harm, and PTSD. I use EMDR to help people process trauma and gain control over upsetting memories. I also believe attachment is extremely important when working through trauma, relationship concerns, and navigating life in general. We’ll work collaboratively to design a treatment plan that works for you and address what’s bothering you now. We’ll start by learning how to gain control over your body and thoughts and by learning how your brain impacts different responses in your body. I’ll teach you how to take control, find relief, and gain confidence.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a lifelong student of the human brain and how trauma impacts the body and mind. I bring a lot of trauma therapy interventions into my work. I believe that everyone can change and grow at any time in their lives. I don't believe that there is a limit to human capacity. Events happened and you adapted and coped the best you could with certain unhealthy behaviors. You're fighting and deeply strong. Which means that I think you can unlearn those behaviors that no longer serve you, and replace them with healthy ones. As a child, I suffered from my own trauma and issues. Through my own therapy, I learned how to handle my anxiety and depression and move past it so that it didn't have control over me. I don't discriminate against anyone and pride myself in cultural sensitivity and inclusion. I make it a point to participate in marches and community actions that support the LGBTQ community and BLM movement. If you want to learn more about how I can help, send me a message!

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 200/session

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