About Us

Who am I?

Amber Bezney, LPC

Amber Bezney, LPC, is a Southlake (Dallas/Ft. Worth area) marriage and family therapist focused on helping couples rebuild connection in their relationship. Amber is also passionate about helping individuals work through depression, anxiety, grief, and life transition such as divorce or loss of a loved one. She has had specific experience helping women address and overcome trauma from domestic violence.

Amber has completed extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which has been research proven and is evidence-based as a sound and effective couples therapy. Based on attachment theory, this therapy has shown success in restoring the connection for couples who feel disconnected.

Amber’s Background
Amber earned her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Lamar University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and also a member of the American Counseling Association. In her free time, Amber enjoys the outdoors, walking, hiking, playing tennis and practicing yoga. She holds a leadership position at The Cure Starts Now – North Texas, raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer research.

Why Acacia?

Oh, and if you’re wondering how Acacia Counseling got its name …

The acacia tree, found in Africa, Australia and other tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, is known for its resiliency.  It is a thriver.  It is the first to rise again from the ashes after a fire.  No matter what life has thrown at you, you are resilient and you too can rise and thrive. 

Amber’s take on EFT and how couples therapy works

How Love Goes Wrong
We learn from an early age how to cope with stressful situations. When our primary needs are not met, we learn to rely on ourselves for comfort. In some ways this is healthy — we learn to survive! — and in other ways it leaves us feeling alone and unnurtured. We play out our anxious or avoidant strategies through our behaviors, and over time these behaviors do not serve us or the relationship.

Find a Path Forward
In EFT, we work to unpack what went wrong, make sense of why we do what we do that is unhealthy, and we help couples find a path that is deeper and more meaningful in their relationship. With the use of unconditional positive regard for you and where you have come from, I strive to create safety in my sessions for the couple to experience positive emotional shifts in their connection. What we accomplish in sessions then, with work on the couples part, can be transferred into the home environment, thereby transforming the relationship. 

Rates and Insurance

Insurance
Counseling services of Acacia Counseling are fee-for-service. We do not file with insurance for you, but will provide you with a superbill, if requested. We hope to contract with a few insurance carriers in the future so please inquire during the consultation for insurance status updates. 

Cancellation Policy

Please note that a 24 hour cancellation or reschedule notice is required.  There is a $75 fee that will be assessed if cancellations or requests to reschedule are not 24 hours before your scheduled session time.  Thank you for your understanding.

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