Amber Schenck


  • BA, Psychology (Purdue University)
  • BS, Child Development and Family Studies (Purdue University)
  • MSW, Master of Social Work (Indiana University)
  • EMDR Trained
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Certificate
  • Play Therapy Focused Trained
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Hello, I'm Amber!

It takes a lot of strength and bravery to reach out for help. The courage clients have in opening up and sharing their vulnerabilities with me is something I admire. I enjoy working with a variety of clients across the lifespan, from toddlers to seniors. Using a holistic and strengths-based approach, my hope is that clients feel connected, heard, valued, and worthy. I am honored to witness a client’s authentic voice and dedication to making changes, and I will support them as they achieve progress.

Coming alongside clients in collaboration, I believe a wrap-around and flexible approach that best fits the individual’s needs is where effective progress and change occur. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also incorporate play therapy techniques and attachment-based interventions.

I have a background in working with children and providing them with a safe space to explore feelings, learn new skills, and build connecting relationships. I have developed a passion for working with those along the continuum of the perinatal period, from prenatal to postpartum challenges. Additionally, I have extensive experience in helping those with trauma find healing.

What I Do for Fun

I love coffee dates, and typically go for anything caramel. I enjoy being creative, crafting, and making personalized gifts. Most of my time is spent as a mom chauffeur, but I love being able to watch my kids play sports and engage in activities. We play a lot of family card games and board games, and a favorite family night is relaxing together with pizza and a movie. Being outdoors, hiking, being near water, and exercising really feed my soul. I have a passion for learning about nutrition and health. Fun to me is also cuddling up by a fire and reading or binge watching Netflix.

Why I became a Therapist

I became a therapist because I believe mental health matters and everyone (including you!) deserves to feel loved, to feel worthy, and to thrive. I’ve been in vulnerable spaces with personal mental health experiences, and I truly know that reaching out for help can be really freaking hard, but it is worth it and can be so life-giving. I get to build meaningful relationships and see people through all walks of life, which is pretty awesome. It’s such a gift to me that I’m in a space where I get to witness another’s authenticity, provide support, and see them improve their well-being.

What is Rooted Arrow?

Connection. Direction. Healing. Thriving.

Rooted Arrow is a safe place to be heard, understood, and accepted. My hope is that here you feel connected, worthy, respected, and valued. Rooted Arrow is counseling that helps children, teens, and adults in a relationship-centered, supportive environment that leads to understanding, healing, and growth.