Therapy is a unique setting. Dr. Howes calls it "a college course where you’re the only subject". If you're looking to better your life, therapy can be the catalyst to making that change.

Couples Counseling &

Individual Therapy


Many people would love the opportunity to feel connected again to their communities and the people that matter most... but often times they don't know where to begin, especially when struggling with communication, past trauma, trust or addiction issues. It can lead to feeling stuck.

If you catch yourself wishing things were different...but negative behavior patterns and feeling emotionally triggered or shut down is leaving you exhausted, resentful or stuck there's hope.​ I specialize in helping people who are experiencing  disconnection, miscommunication, trust, addiction or parenting issues here in San Diego.

Many of the people I see have some negative belief about themselves and may not initially recognize it... such as "I'm not important", "or "I'm not good enough". So often these beliefs have roots in the past that unknowingly direct their behaviors and impact their personal relationships.

I specialize in helping Individuals heal from these past beliefs so they can make life decisions unhindered.

Do you find yourself wishing you could simply live in the present and feel freedom from the weight of old pain? I am an EMDR trained clinician which is the "gold standard" for trauma work. I walk alongside people as they move beyond old experiences that are holding them captive.


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Family and friendships, though invaluable in many ways, are give and take relationships that often come with a sense of judgement or unintentional shame. They often lack the expertise, confidentiality and non-bias that therapy can provide. Book an appointment today. 

San Diego

We are centrally located in Mission Valley, San Diego 

Palm Springs

We are now offering services in the Palm Springs & Valley cities


practical skills that you can use right away and start seeing shifts in your life. Changes you make now can easily inspire those around you and the goals we develop are reasonable, logical, and will match your personality and pace.

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What others say:

Client Confidentiality is considered sacred.

The statements below represent testimonials from consenting colleagues and personal acquaintances during free workshops and seminars. 

Janya N.

"Amber was able to provide such a great experience in terms of learning new ways to approach facilitating healing and growth with clients. She gave very clear and easy to understand instruction with a lot of expertise. The environment was pleasant, and I actually was able to take what I learned and apply it to my life the very same day. I am inspired, and excited to utilize these techniques in future work with clients. Thank you Amber!"

Pam C.

"It has bettered my relationship with my husband, child and mother. Amber is a great facilitator!"



Rob D.

"I was a part of a marriage group with Amber. In only a few months, she enlightened us to tendencies in our relationships stemming from our past. She empowered us to name and understand our behaviors which have enabled us to change them or understand each other better. Amber is comfortable to talk with and when she listens I know that I've been heard and understood. Great job."

Therapy is a great place to learn new skills that promote growth 

Amber Gruber Counseling

2727 Camino Del Rio South #244
San Diego, CA 92109

This website and any content provided does not take the place of therapy.



​© 2016 by Amber C. Gruber, M.A.,LMFT