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About Me

Counseling Philosophy
Sometimes life is just hard, we were not promised a great life but a Savior to help us through this short time on earth. Therapy can help navigate challenges experienced in life by providing a safe, nonjudgmental, loving environment in which feelings can be heard and validated, strongholds can be identified and broken and heart issues can be challenged to provide a more fulfilling and meaningful life with Jesus at the center of it all.

I am a compassionate woman of God who values the opportunity to be a part of your journey by working with you to bring awareness, realign or strengthen your identity in Christ, challenge and take captive every negative thought and belief and cultivate growth in your walk of faith. I honor and respect each and every individual who finds the courage within to ask for help and look forward to supporting you on your journey.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse


  • Addiction
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Post-Partum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem and Self Worth
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality

I received my Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Psychology in 2006 and my Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling at the University of Wyoming in 2012. As part of my Master's program, I completed a two-semester practicum at the Counselor Education Training Clinic and a yearlong internship on the adult team at Peak Wellness Center, a community mental health agency. I became employed at Peak Wellness Center after graduation and continued to work on the adult team as a staff therapist. While working at Peak, I worked with a variety of clients with mental health and substance abuse concerns, including being the treatment team lead for the Albany County Court Supervised Treatment Program (Drug Court) from 2014-2016.

Since 2017, I have been working in my own private practice, Amber G. Sankey, LLC, in Laramie, Wyoming. Recently, I felt called to bring more biblical principles into my practice and help others grow in their faith and understand what it means to “live out the Gospel” in our joys and our sufferings. In early 2023 I became certified as a Level I Counselor through the Association of Biblical Counselors and continue to learn more about Biblical Counseling as a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors and The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD). It is my goal to make my counseling a full time ministry for years to come.


Fee for individual counseling is $140/hr. I also except self-pay and payment plans which can be discussed if requested. Please do not let finances keep you from getting the counsel you are reaching out for.
According to John Henderson, (Equipped to Counsel, 2nd Ed), “Biblical Counseling can be defined as a fluid event and process, as part of the Great Commission, when a follower of Jesus Christ in the service of the Holy Spirit provides face-to-face ministry of the Word to others.”

The Pillars of Biblical Counseling are:

1) Rooted in God

  • Acknowledges God as the Creator of All Things (Genesis 1:1)
  • Upholds the Sovereignty and Authority of God (Ephesians 1:9-11)
  • Is confident in God’s Eternal work in His people (Philippians 1:6)
  • Relies upon Scripture for knowledge, wisdom and direction (Psalm 73:24; Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • Embraces the characteristics of God’s counsel: True, Loving, Compassionate, Patient, Merciful, Just, Wise, etc
  • Devoted to God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31)

2) Exalts Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:28)

  • The views of salvation and sanctification reflect Christ and His Word
  • The heart of biblical counsel is “the word of the cross.” (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)
  • Conversation reflects a love for, faith in, reliance on, and joy in Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:8-11)
  • Jesus Christ is openly held out as the only mediatory between God and man, the supreme author of Christian faith, and Himself God (Hebrews 1:3-4)

3) Empowered by Holy Spirit

  • The work of Holy Spirit is essential to every believer and true progress (change/transformation) comes through His Spirit (Galatians 3:1-3; 5:16)
  • We realize our service to others will only be true and powerful with the help of the Holy spirit (Colossians 1:29)
  • We live in the service of God’s spirit. We don’t use him to serve our purposes. He uses us to serve his purposes.
  • Prayer is a critical piece of counseling ministry and is to be done constantly. (1Thessalonians 5:16-18)

4) Loving (Ephesians 4:15)

  • The relationships between the counselor and those he/she counsels should be filed and shaped by biblical love (1 John 4:7; Colossians 1:28-29)
  • Our speech and conversations should be sensitive, tender, wise, and morally appropriate in content and implication (Colossians 4:6)
  • We encourage people to love the Lord God with all their heart and love others as themselves (Deuteronomy 6:5; Ephesians 5:1-2)
I currently am in-network with the following providers:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice of the Midwest
  • Medicaid
  • Optum (United Healthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare Student Resources

Please note that other insurances can be accepted at an out-of-network coverage rate.

Absolutely! Romans 12:10 commands, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” I am honored to walk alongside you as you navigate this life, regardless of your faith.

Contact Me

Amber Sankey M.S., NCC, LPC 1486

Address: 2020 Grand Ave, Suite #422, Laramie, WY 82070

Cell: (307) 314-2147