The Highlands Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog
Staff Spotlight: Amber Lamberth
November 27, 2013 by Deanna James in Recovery and Support Amber Lamberth is a primary therapist at the Highlands Treatment Center, a trusted Castlewood affiliate in Birmingham, AL. Amber has worked with clients with eating disorders for the past five years in various levels of care. Amber shared that “When I first started in this field after graduate school, I thought this is a population that I am passionate about working with, but I wasn’t sure if this was the perfect fit for me. I am in recovery from an eating disorder, and I remember that very dark time in my life. I wanted to help others and felt I could relate to their journey. What I have discovered over the last five years is that this is what I am supposed to do with my life, this is my purpose, and I always want to work with clients with eating disorders.”
Amber shared the she believes that “full and lasting recovery is possible for my clients. Every client that I treat is completely unique. What I love about working with these clients, and also what is most challenging about working with these clients, is that there is no guidebook. No one magic plan for all clients. Each person is unique and requires a unique approach.”
Amber is proud of the team that has been assembled at The Highlands Treatment Center. “I love the people that I work with. We worked together at another treatment center and had great relationships, so coming to work each day to collaborate with some of my best friends is an amazing experience.” Amber is also excited to pursue her current area of interest which is the intersection of eating disorders and sexual addiction. She is a candidate for the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist designation and has a particular interest in issues of intimacy and sexual addiction in eating disorders.
Amber received her Master’s Degree with Honors from the University of Alabama. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Amber previously worked at a residential and partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment facility in the state of Alabama. She also has training and experience in treating severe mental illness at both the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. In addition to her specialization in eating disorders, Amber has additional training in symptoms of self-harm, suicidality, trauma, and sexual addiction. She has had specialized training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD. Amber is committed to helping clients rediscover their sense of self and reconnect with their values and purpose to drive them towards recovery.