Amber Kilkenny

Amber Kilkenny

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Asheville, North Carolina

(828) 243-8347

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Personal Statement

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals understand and build on personal strengths while addressing challenges. I believe that taking an honest, directive and nurturing approach is the key to successful treatment. The predominate therapeutic modalities I use are CBT, EMDR, Behavioral and Psycho Educational. Over the years I have worked to find unique ways to adapt common therapeutic approaches to meet the developmental needs of each individual. Currently I am exploring ways women can use EMDR to address beliefs that are presenting challenges during the prenatal, birthing and postpartum phases of their journey.

My areas of clinical interest are Perinatal Mood Disorders, Trauma, Learning Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Behavioral Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Social Skills Impairments. I enjoy working with clients in both an individual, family and group therapy setting.

Outside of my private practice I have had extensive clinical experience working with youth, adolescents and their families in wilderness therapy programs.This background has given me tremendous experience in diagnostic evaluation, creative treatment planning, intensive family therapy and successful work with resistant clients.


Client Focus (Age)

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Therapy Specialties

  • ADHD/ADD
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Phobias
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Integrative
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Family

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Out Of Network Provider
  • TRICARE

Years in Practice

9 years

Services Fee

  • Therapy Session $90-$120

Payment Types

Amex, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses

License Name License State Year
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) c006139 North Carolina 2008

Certifications

Name Year
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 2010

Associations

Name Duration
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 2008-Present
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) 2011-Present
Post Partum Support International (PSI) 2012-Present

Education

School Degree Major Year
University of North Carolina MA Clinical Social Work 2006

Languages

  • English