Dr. Amber D. Guzmán

Title: Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Company: Eastern Kansas Health Care System; Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center
Location: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States

Amber Guzmán, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mental health rehabilitation treatment.

Since 2017, Dr. Guzmán has provided superior care providing extensive assessment, group and individual therapy and clinical supervision as the lead domiciliary and mental health residential rehabilitation treatment psychologist with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. Her specialties include acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive processing therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, supportive therapy and prolonged exposure therapy.

After obtaining an Associate of Arts in linguistics and liberal arts from Hagerstown Community College in Robinwood, Maryland in 1992, Dr. Guzmán subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2007 and a Master of Arts in thanatology from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland in 2008. She continued her education with a Master of Arts in clinical psychology in 2010 and then a Doctor of Clinical Psychology in 2013 from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington. 

Dr. Guzmán began her career in clinical therapy as a clinical psychology doctoral extern with Laurel Life of Manito Therapeutic Enrichment Center from 2009 to 2010, Maryland Correctional Training Center from 2010 to 2011, and the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Medical Center from 2011 to 2012. She joined the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center in 2012, where she excelled as a clinical psychologist until 2017, when she assumed her current role with the mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program. Dr. Guzmán is a two-time Veterans Administration I CARE Award winner,  has garnered Special Contribution Awards for COVID-19 Group Planning and as acting domiciliary chief and a research grant/award from the Society for Military Psychology. Additionally, she published “The Big Book of ACT Metaphors” in 2014. 

Dr. Guzmán struggled with anticipatory grief syndrome while she accompanied her husband, who served with the United States Army in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. The experience helped inspire her to study toward becoming a clinical psychologist. As a career highlight, she cites developing a pain assessment and management community allowing providers to utilize different types of measures to assess pain and approach pain from a more holistic perspective versus the medical model. In the coming years, Dr. Guzmán intends to obtain a teaching degree.

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