Amber Bouwkamp, LMSW
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
My name is Amber Bouwkamp. I have been practicing in the Human Services and Social work profession for 11 years. While working in the field, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Human Services in 2012 from Baker College and my Master’s degree in Social Work in 2017 from Western Michigan University.
The majority of my career has been, primarily, working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. I have also spent some time in the mental health field and most recently as a hospice social worker. With all of these populations, my approach to treatment is typically person-centered, strength, and empowerment based. I understand and respect each individual has a set of unique dynamics and needs. It is important for me to get to know my clients, what is important to them, and what their goals for therapy are. When goals are established, I will help my clients process their situations while allowing them to lead their therapeutic journey. Clients know themselves better than anyone else so it is important for them to learn to trust themselves and their instincts. Personal understanding and growth are very empowering and gives one the strength to move forward during and after therapy.
I look forward to meeting you and start your journey of processing and healing. “Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you’re feeling. To have hard conversations”- Brene Brown.