Amber Thiessen

M.A. Counselling

Amber grew up in the Pembina Valley and attended University of Manitoba to obtain her nursing degree, returning to serve the community as a nurse at Boundary Trails Health Center. After a few years, she and her husband moved overseas to join a church planting team, spending six years in Africa. As a result, she’s developed a love for other cultures and is passionate about helping cross-cultural workers in the unique challenges they face. This experience led to an interest in furthering her education in mental health, so she completed her Master of Arts in Counselling at Providence Theological Seminary.

Amber believes there is always hope in the midst of our struggles and provides a safe and caring environment to help clients explore the challenges they face and gain insight for change. She has an integrated approach to therapy and views clients through a holistic lens, tending to the aspects of our physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

She continues her work as a mental health liaison nurse at Boundary Trails which enhances her skills in assessment and crisis management. She has training in dialectical behaviour therapy and a variety of experience with anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, and trauma. She prioritizes working together with clients to formulate goals for their personal growth and well being.