Amber Smith, LCMHC - Utah Therapist at Grow Therapy

Amber Smith

Amber Smith


19 years of experience
Solution oriented

For over 19 years, I have been empowering individuals to live their best lives while coping with difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, medical concerns, and infertility. I have a variety of personal and professional experiences that contribute to the development of my empathy, understanding, and relatability. I began my career working with traumatized children in the child welfare system. Since then I have worked with a variety of trauma victims including sexual abuse survivors, adults with child abuse histories, and domestic violence victims. I love helping individuals with trauma make peace with their trauma. I, also, have worked with many individuals who need help finding motivation to move forward. Whether you're a young adult confused about what to do next, an individual struggling with depression or grief coping with discouragement, or a person with anxiety afraid to make changes, I can assist you in making steps to move forward in your life. In addition, I have counseled many individuals struggling emotionally due to chronic medical conditions. I am a cancer survivor; therefore I am extremely passionate about helping others cope with medical conditions, chronic pain, and infertility. I work hard to be culturally competent. I love to travel and have visited (and lived) all over the world; therefore, I am familiar with working with people of difficult cultures and backgrounds I understand starting counseling can be very “nerve-racking.” I will try to make it as comfortable as possible. My counseling style is warm, patient, and client-centered. I encourage my clients to develop their own goals and areas of focus, but I am always there to help guide them. Also, I am very logical and insight-oriented. My clients often comment that I have helped them develop new understandings and perspectives. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session, we will start with a brief introduction, and then dive into the concerns that brought you to therapy. We end the session with developing a plan to best assist your unique problems.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I love working with adults with anxiety and depression that are caused by childhood trauma, medical issues, and life transitions. Specifically, I enjoy helping clients build self-esteem, increase motivation, and accept and cope with difficult situations.

About Amber Smith

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My treatment methods

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

I help clients accept their realities and help to use their values to motivate change.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I help clients identify their underlying irrational beliefs that are causing them stress. I help them work with these beliefs and reframe them.


I have a certificate in EMDR, and I use it to treat anxiety and trauma.