Amber Elizabeth Gray PhD

Education (advanced degrees):

  • PhD, Western Institute of Social Research
  • MPH, Columbia University


  • LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
  • New Mexico license #LPC.0002918
  • NCC, National Certified Counselor
    National Board for Certified Counselors license #64933
  • MT, Massage Therapist
    Colorado license #MT.0014070
  • BC-DMT, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, American Dance Therapy Association

Professional affiliations (past and present):

  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Ritual Abuse/Mind Control/Organized Abuse SIG
  • Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International
  • Continuum Teachers Association
  • Rocky Mountain Survivors Center
  • Colorado Center for Social Trauma
  • Trauma Studies Program, New York University
  • Southwestern College

Why Amber Elizabeth Gray is on our radar

In her own words

  • On healing trauma in the body:  “Physiological state shifts are necessary to create the spaciousness for psychological emotional mental spiritual state shifts.  We cannot shift the way we feel, perceive, move, or think if we don't experience a physiological state shift.”
  • On constraints on her role as a therapist: “As a therapist there’s often that caution and there’s that tendency, and I do it myself, to think ‘well, this is my role, this is my limits, and…’ and more and more I’m like ‘Who says?  Who says?’”