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Amber Waite is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and the University of Arkansas-Monticello with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. Amber is independently licensed as a Psychological Examiner in the state of Arkansas and has worked in the River Valley since 2005. She currently serves as an officer for the Arkansas Association of Masters in Psychology.
Amber has spent most of her professional career working with adults with chronic mental illness. She has been in private practice for the past 3 years. Her areas of specialty in counseling include adults who struggle with mood instability, anxiety disorders, maladaptive behavior patterns, marital and family discord, and adjustment disorders including bereavement. Amber is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy which helps individuals identify and work through symptoms related to their past trauma and/or abuse. She can provide psychological testing to help identify an individual’s current level of daily functioning, make a sound diagnosis, and offer recommendations on how their diagnosis and/or symptoms can best be treated. She is committed to reducing the negative impact of mental health symptoms and improving overall daily functioning/life satisfaction. Amber uses her most valued personal qualities during the counseling process including genuine empathy and respect, patience, and active listening.
When she is away from the office, Amber is a wife and a mother of two children. In her free time, she enjoys attending live music concerts, going out of town to visit extended family, taking mini vacations within Arkansas and to the surrounding states, volunteering at her children’s school, sitting down to watch a good movie, online shopping, and sneaking in a nap whenever possible.
Terrence McKnight received his Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling in 1988. He is a 13-year veteran of the Marines and went on to serve an additional 8 years in the Arkansas National Guard before he retired. He began his counseling career while serving in the Marines. In 1991, he moved his lovely wife and son to the River Valley and a few years later added another son to their family. Terrence has worked in several mental health settings including an acute psychiatric hospital, day treatment programs, and outpatient clinics for the past 33 years. In 2018, he decided to join a private practice where he focuses on the needs of children and adolescents and this is his current focus at True Self Counseling.
Terrence has an unique style of humor which he uses when working with individuals which allows them to feel at ease. He works to understand that most individuals need help finding their voice and he is willing to meet them in their mental health journey in order to use their voice to create goals and implement positive change.
In his free time, Terrence enjoys spending time with family, gardening, reading, and traveling to historical landmarks/state parks.
Robin Sanders is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Robin has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years in both agency and private practice settings. She has been mentored by psychiatrists and other counselors which has helped her create her own treatment approaches to helping those with mental health problems. She has experience working with individuals with chronic mental illness and has had extensive experience working with the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.
Robin’s approach to counseling includes having the individual provide information about themselves which allows her to identify what skills will need to be learned/improved and prioritizing the individual’s immediate needs. She then explores each individual’s strengths and helps them find the confidence in their own abilities to make positive changes in their thought patterns and behaviors to live a healthier lifestyle.
When she is away from the office, Robin enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake, snuggling with her dogs, attending live music concerts, and hunting during the winter season.