Amelia Herbst Therapist Bio

About Amelia Herbst, PsyD

Amelia Herbst HeadshotYou deserve to feel empowered during your journey of self discovery. My experience integrating a social justice lens into my practice allows me to recognize your identities and how they may impact your experiences. I strive to take the mystery out of therapy and encourage openness and honesty during our work together.

My therapeutic style embodies the belief that our environment, society, and the people that we come into contact with can play a variety of roles in how we interact with the world. I primarily utilize systemic, person-centered modalities while integrating skills and strengths based approaches that fit best for you and your individual goals.

I believe that your interests and passions should be celebrated and emphasized in your journey. I am personally and professionally familiar with geek and gaming culture, and encourage you to bring these interests into your treatment if you also belong to these communities. I invite you to reach out to me to learn more and to see if we may be a good fit.


You can request an appointment with Dr. Amelia Herbst via phone (360-383-5118) or email ().


  • Prelicense: Washington / MC 61205939
  • School: Chestnut Hill College
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • Supervisor: Jared Newman Kilmer
  • Supervisor License: Washington / PY 60963309


  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Geek and Gamer Culture
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Women’s Issues


  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

 Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused