Dr. Amber Ufford
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. My specializations include the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, social anxiety, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and disruptive behavior disorders. Additionally, I see clients for a variety of life stage difficulties, including parenting, perinatal and postpartum issues, and transitioning to college. I strive to create a warm and accepting space in therapy that honors each individual's identity, values, and lived experiences. My approach to therapy is collaborative and values-oriented, with an aim to help you change behavior patterns and build a life attuned with your values to improve your overall wellbeing.
I have expertise in providing various evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), among others. I also often blend skills borrowed from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) within my individual work with clients when appropriate, although I do not provide comprehensive DBT at this time.
No one should struggle alone. Therapy should be a place to discuss your struggles without judgment or shame. I aim to provide a safe place for clients to learn and practice tools and strategies that make it easier to reach their goals and live a more fulfilled life. My approach is based on the most researched and evidence-based practices available, including incorporating self-compassion and mindfulness into therapy.
Please note that I offer limited in-person appointments at my office in Brooklyn. I am also still offering services via HIPAA compliant telehealth. Telehealth has been shown to be effective in treating anxiety, mood, and behavioral issues. I am licensed to provide therapy in New York and Connecticut.
I specialize in evidence-based treatments for a range of emotional and behavioral problems for children, adolescents, and adults. Individual treatment options include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness- and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-informed therapy.
Treatment options include Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent Management Training (PMT), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE). I provide parents with evidence-based tools to become more skilled at managing challenging behaviors while enhancing their relationship with their child, teen, or young adult. I also help parents increase loving support while reducing unhelpful accommodations.
I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Family Based Treatment (FBT) in my approach, depending on the treatment goals. Family therapy can help family members improve communication and decrease ineffective behavior patterns. Family therapy can also help families better support their loved one as they meet their therapy goals.