About Amber Hawley

I’m lucky enough to love what I do for a living and enjoy every day I have the opportunity to work with clients. Connecting with people on a personal level is important to me, and I feel honored by my clients’ willingness to share their lives and put their trust in me.

As the Owner and Clinical Director of Fremont Counseling Services my mission is to help the community have healthier relationships and have better overall quality of life.

My goal is to empower clients so they can live their best life. I do this by offering a caring, non-judgmental space for clients to explore what is distressing them. I help clients recognize the patterns in their behavior and/or communication styles that cause difficulty in their relationships or their life, in general. 

My education and experience working with hundreds of clients and parents provides the skills I need to effectively work with clients on communication patterns, stress and coping strategies, discipline structure (for parenting classes), and self-care.

Who I work with:

  • Adults that are anxious and/or depressed

  • Pregnant women or postpartum women

  • Women with fertility issues

  • Women who have suffered a miscarriage

  • Adults with chronic stress, anger or overwhelm

  • Couples dealing with infidelity

  • Couples disconnected after having kids

  • Couples with high conflict or resentment

  • Couples with family conflict

  • Couples struggling with infertility

  • Couples having difficulty communicating with each other

Education and Experience

I received my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, and I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #MFC49614. I became a certified domestic violence counselor in 2005 and a certified crisis counselor in 2008. I also have the following professional affiliations:

-California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
-Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT
-East Bay Chapter of CAMFT

I love to provide the following types of services for clients:

  • Individual Counseling

  • Prenatal and Postpartum Care

  • Workshops, Seminars and Retreats

  • Group Therapy and Support

  • Couples with Infidelity, Disconnection, High Conflict

  • Adult Families

Examples of Previous Work

Group Psychotherapy

  • Center for Healthy Development (CHD) – Parenting Classes

  • Peace-it-together –
    Teenage Domestic Violence Offender Groups

  • Santa Clara University –
    Student Groups

  • Santa Clara County –
    Pre-Treatment Groups

Individual and Couples Psychotherapy

  • CHD – Individual Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples and Co-parenting

  • Evergreen Valley College – Individual Adults and Adolescents

  • Teen and Family Counseling Center – Individual Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples and Co-parenting

  • Redwood Middle School – Children and Adolescents

  • Santa Clara County – Suicide and Crisis Department – Individuals who’ve lost a loved one to suicide, Crisis Hotline

Community Outreach Classes Taught

  • Anger Management Skills – For Clients

  • Teaching Anger Management Skills – For Therapists

  • Suicide and Crisis Response and Prevention

  • Domestic Violence Considerations w/Clients

  • Superwoman Sucks – Why not even Martha Stewart can live up to Martha Stewart.  How our expectations and beliefs can get in the way of our happiness.

Amber is not accepting new clients at this time.