Amber Deering, M.A, ATR, LPC

Amber Deering, M.A, ATR, LPC



As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages and their families. I have worked in several different settings, from inpatient mental health to private practice, and have provided outpatient group therapy to a variety of populations.

I attended Naropa University in Boulder, CO where I obtained a Master of Arts in studies related to counseling, spirituality, mindfulness techniques and art therapy. At WMU, I have taught “creativity and healing” at a graduate level.

Using a person-centered approach, I am passionate about helping others cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, difficult life transitions and the vulnerabilities these experiences may cause. Given my education and experience I am well suited to work with children coping with divorce, including co-parenting support; children and adults with trauma, attachment issues, mood and personality disorders, and or behavioral issues related to RAD, ADHD, ODD, sensory integration issues, and ASD. I utilize evidence-based treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and as a trained couples counselor, The Gottman Method.

I welcome and encourage all, in walk of life, orientation, and/or identity to find their own creative path toward healing.

Misty Slopes

Come as you are. Counseling Center of West Michigan does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available


Tel. (616) 805-3660

Fax. (616) 805-3631

Text. (616) 209-8198