Amber Lyda, Psy.D.
About Amber Lyda
Congratulations on taking the next step to feeling better. I'm Amber Lyda, a licensed psychologist and I hope you find the help you need here.
People seek therapy to reduce their suffering or to increase their fulfillment. In our work together, we will accomplish both.
Most of us want to have happy and healthy relationships; a feeling of fulfillment, joy and calm; motivation and effectiveness in our endeavors; and trust that we have the tools to handle what life might throw at us even after therapy is over.
There are many obstacles to these goals such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, transitional stress, grief and loss, and phase of life issues. Together, we can overcome these obstacles.
I have been a licensed psychologist since 2007. For the past ten years I have been working as full-time in universities providing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness based therapies.
Our work will start with a thorough biopsychosocial assessment. We’ll develop a clear understanding of your struggles and strengths, their underlying causes, and a treatment plan to create deep and lasting change. As there are often many paths to meeting your treatment goals, we will collaborate together on which are most comfortable for you and are most likely to be effective.
It’s okay to ask for help! In any other part of our lives, we understand the need to be trained or mentored to learn a new skill. Yet, most people seem to expect to manage the complexity of relationships, emotional distress, mental health, and grief without any aid or training in these specialized skills. Congratulations! YOU are seeking support and taking steps to feel better!
Still not sure if we might be a good fit? Here is some more information about the types of issues I help people to overcome.
Anxiety, depression, relationship problems, single incident trauma, chronic or complex trauma, sleep problems, phase of life issues, grief, etc.
Not sure if one of the issues above fits for you? Ask yourself some of the questions below to see if therapy might be useful to you.
Do you find yourself struggling to have long term fulfilling relationships? Perhaps you keep experiencing the same problems in relationships over and over again? Recurring problems with your intimate partners, bosses, colleagues, close friends, or family are important to address in therapy. Relationships can be a source of fulfillment for us, or they can be depleting. We can talk together to better understand your relationship patterns and how we can improve them.
Do you have trouble finding joy, even when things seem to be going "okay" in your life?
Do you have trouble telling people how you really feel, even though you would really like to be closer to people?
Do you find yourself shutting down your feelings to avoid being overcome by them? Or perhaps being so overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings that you don't know how to effectively cope with them? Do you find that coping skills that once worked are no longer effective enough for you?
Do you just want to experience a higher quality of life? To stop worrying? To stop feeling sad and lethargic? Stop staying in a relationship you know you should leave? Stop holding back in a relationship you know has potential? Let's talk. We can assess what obstacles are holding you back from reaching your true potential.
Read my latest online Q&A on PTSD here:https://www.reddit.com/r/ptsd/comments/5i4l6j/im_dr_amber_lyda_ama/
SpecialtiesAnxiety, Relationship Issues, Trauma / PTSD
Age Group FocusAdults
Treatment ApproachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Relational, Trauma Focused
IssuesCoping Skills, Divorce, Grief, Leadership, Men’s Issues, OCD, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Women’s Issues