Amber Stiles-Bodnar, MSEd, LPCC-S, LCDC III, is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). She is also a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the American Counseling Association, the Ohio Counseling Association, is an Institute for Creative Mindfulness Affiliate Trainer and volunteers for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP). She provides individual and group consultation for EMDR therapists working on developing their skills within the EMDR field. She also provides clinical supervision to counselors and social workers to help improve their clinical abilities.


Amber has worked in mental health and chemical dependency treatment providing therapy as a residential, outpatient and dual diagnosis counselor. She is the Clinical Director of Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc., a non-profit comprehensive trauma counseling agency in Cortland, Ohio. As a contributing faculty instructor at Youngstown State University, she provides course and class instruction to graduate level students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.


Amber has dedicated herself to improving the lives of those faced with trauma and hardships which is evidenced in her clinical work with adults, children and families. She provides numerous trainings focusing on trauma and its effects on individuals, including children, military and other specialized occupations such as police, fire and EMS at the local, state and national level.


Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Amber Stiles-Bodnar is Clinical Director for Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Amber has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Amber Stiles-Bodnar is a EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist.