Amber Runkel M.A. LMFT



Ext. 722

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Amber is a passionate, open-minded, and supportive therapist. She strongly believes in the importance of having balance, embracing change, and being genuine in life. Amber has high standards for equality, ethics, and confidentiality. Amber also identifies as a strong ally to the LGBTQ community. She enjoys learning each individual, couple, and family’s definition of what is normal and healthy. Amber enjoys and appreciates working with diverse clients, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer etc., as well as, trauma survivors, and those who are surviving symptoms of depression and anxiety.


Amber is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy by the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science and a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She previously served as the Conference Chair Coordinator for the Iowa Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


Amber specializes in individual, couple, and family therapy with an emphasis on self-discovery, changing life patterns, and enhancing positive energy and interactions. Amber strives to help clients let go of fears, gain self-awareness and acceptance, increase mindfulness, and heal wounds that hinder daily functioning, relationships, and life goals.


Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mt. Mercy University

Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Iowa State University



American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


Accepted Insurance

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

United Healthcare


Midland's Choice


Medicaid: Amerigroup, Iowa Total Care

Private payment (no sliding scale)