Amber Kinney (she/her)

LMHC
Accepting Clients

I use an authentic, compassionate, and nonjudgmental approach to help people to heal and feel understood.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indianapolis, IN

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I help adults and teens 16+ with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, adjustment to life transitions, and trauma. I am LGBTQ+ affirming, and I work with clients of all races, ethnicities, and cultural/spiritual identities. I only do individual therapy at this time.

My Background and Approach

I have a variety of experience in community mental health, nonprofits, and private practice. I have worked with all sorts of folks of various ages, ethnicities, identities, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I've completed various trainings over the years on topics such as DBT, substance abuse recovery, trauma, and regular ethics refreshers. My first priorities in therapy are to build trust, and to create a safe environment for emotional expression. My style is authentic, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. I strive to create an inclusive environment where people feel empowered and supported. I customize my approach to the unique needs and personality of each person. We might use a mix of talk therapy, worksheets, or other exercises. I use tools from CBT and person-centered therapy, among others. I'm also trained in EMDR, which helps folks work through trauma and negative beliefs.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I do not tolerate bigotry of any kind. I'm a feminist, LGBTQIA+ ally, and a proponent of racial equality and diversity. I've worked with folks who are deaf, blind, and physically disabled, so I'm a strong advocate for accessibility. As a therapist, I work collaboratively with my clients. I'm pretty direct (while still being empathetic, of course), and I encourage you to be direct with me too. I find that the most healing happens when we're honest with ourselves, and others. I also believe that therapy doesn't always have to be serious or difficult - it can actually be a positive and uplifting part of your week. Whenever possible, I aim to balance out difficult moments with lightness and hope. When I'm not at work, I enjoy doing yoga, being outdoors, and caring for my many plants. I'm also an artist; my favorite mediums are painting, drawing, and digital art. I've been known to incorporate creative expression into sessions, so let me know if that's something you're interested in!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • CareSource
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 175/session

Info

8122275300 Email Amber
Telehealth only until I find an office - In-person sessions available soon!
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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