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About Me

Counseling Philosophy
Sometimes life is just hard. Therapy can help navigate challenges experienced in life by providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which feelings can be heard and validated and behavior patterns can be challenged to provide a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I am a compassionate individual who values the opportunity to be a part of your journey by working with you to bring awareness, identify strengths, challenge old thoughts and behaviors and cultivate personal growth.

My style of therapy is to help guide and support you in making these changes by using a variety of techniques that work best for each individual. I tend to draw on a combination of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, and Mindfulness.

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 to a better you.


  • 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. I currently work in my own private practice, Amber G. Sankey, LLC, in Laramie, Wyoming.


Is therapy right for me?

Everyone faces challenges in life and sometimes we need more support and guidance to overcome such challenges. In working with a therapist, one can gain insight, support, and new strategies in order to handle these challenges in a healthier way.

How can therapy help me?

Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies to anyone willing to commit to change. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Ultimately, you are the expert in your own life and your success will depend on how well you use the process of therapy and utilize skills learned in your every day life.

How do I know if services will be covered by my insurance?

To determine if you have mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:

  • What are my mental health benefits?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?

  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Is my insurance carrier in-network for you?

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.

Contact Me

Amber Sankey M.S., NCC, LPC 1486

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

Cell: (307) 314-2147