Amber Morrighan

MA, LMFT, EMDR

Amber Morrighan received a Master’s Degree in Child Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in 2002 and later received a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University in 2010. She was first licensed as an LMFT in California in 2005 and in Minnesota since 2012. She has experience providing therapy in a variety of settings including residential treatment for 10 years in California, New Hampshire and Minnesota, boot camp in Illinois, outpatient therapy and a clinical supervisor in Minnesota. She was originally trained specifically in working with children and adolescents. However, over her years as a therapist, she has developed special interest and passion in working with individuals across the lifespan who have experienced traumatic events/disorders including dissociation and assisting individuals and families heal from these experiences.
Amber is trained in EMDR, certified in Trauma Focused-CBT, Rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy. Due to specialized interest in working with children (and their families) who have been adopted or are in the foster care setting, Amber is MN ADOPT Help Program vetted therapist and is currently completing a certificate from the University of Minnesota in Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate. She is passionate about helping these families heal from trauma and learn to develop health attachments to others in their lives.
Describing her passion for therapy Amber states: When I get to watch and bear witness as an individual or family grows and is able to heal it humbles me! I like to walk along side those I work with in helping them develop/discover the life and relationships they desire. I also enjoy working with couples in achieving satisfying marriages or relationships. When not at work I enjoy reading, being in nature, spending time with my family, walking my dog and gardening. I also believe in bringing humor into my work as it helps us all remember what in life is good!

Specialties:

  • Adoption/Kinship
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Divorce
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family/Couples
  • Grief
  • Relationships
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma