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Dr. Amber Gardner is a licensed professional counselor and an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She provides therapy to adults, teens, children, couples, and families. Dr. Gardner has a solution-based approach and loves helping others recognize the power within through positivity and encouragement. Dr. Gardner is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling professor at Walden University and Northwestern University and has also taught at Adler University, Touro University and Governors State University. Dr. Gardner earned her doctorate from Governors State University (GSU) in Counselor Education and Supervision. She also has two master’s degrees from GSU, one in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy and the other in Communications and Training. Dr. Gardner has been happily married for over 30 years to her husband, Dr. Juan Gardner, Sr. They have two adult children, Dr. Ashley Cae and Juan II.
Dr. Amber C. Gardner


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bullying
  • Burnout
  • Career Counseling
  • Communication Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
  • Compulsive Behavior
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Loneliness
  • Marital and Premarital
  • PTSD
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Trauma


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Reality Therapy

Insurance Accepted

  • BlueCross and BlueShield


  • Individual Counseling: $150
  • Couples Counseling: $200
  • Family Counseling: $200
  • Group Therapy: $50