Amber Kay, LSW

Amber received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Aurora University and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Purdue University.  She joined Owens & Associates Counseling and Therapy Center, LLC with 21 years of experience.  Amber’s extensive experience includes work in the child welfare system, and a domestic violence shelter where she assisted in securing a $200,000 grant to make the shelter the first accessible shelter for the Deaf and Hard of hearing.  Additionally, Amber’s past accomplishments include working at alternative therapeutic schools.  Amber also possesses a passion for working with people with disabilities and helping them with the challenges they face.

Amber is fluent in American Sign Language with both parents and younger sister being profoundly Deaf. She is also an adjunct professor at a local college teaching American Sign Language.

Amber’s area of expertise includes working with people of all ages with anxiety disorders, complex PTSD, effects of trauma, adjustment disorders, and victims of domestic violence. Additional areas of expertise include mindfulness, conflict resolution, grief and loss, dealing with the oppression and discrimination people with disabilities face, as well as foster care and adoption.  She is a 1999 graduate of Partners in Policymaking Program under Govern Planning Council for advocacy training and has served as a board member for few nonprofit organizations.  Primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Amber supports clients on the journey of change using this and a blend of other therapies based on the individual needs of each client.

During her free time, she is involved in animal rescue, is a voracious bookworm, and enjoys doting on her nephews.

Amber is accepting new clients at the Lake in the Hills and St. Charles locations.  She can be reached via or by phone at (847) 854-4333 ext. 3004.