Amber E. Windsor, PhD, is a counselor for children and adolescents in psychiatric care. She deals with a wide variety of patients and is responsible for counseling, medical charting, patient care, and crisis response. As a teenager, Dr. Windsor was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD, and her experience as a patient in a psychiatric unit changed her life. She feels she needs to help other children going through similar situations. To this day, she regards her interactions with patients and the letters they sent her after being discharged from her care as her most notable achievement.
Since 2019, Dr. Windsor has been a child life counselor with the Inspira Health Network, which is headquartered in Vineland, New Jersey, and is the region’s leading network of health care providers. She prepared for her career at numerous institutions, including studying at Rowan College at Gloucester County in 2009 and completing coursework in psychology at Kaplan University in 2010. Five years later, Dr. Windsor earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology at the University of Phoenix, after which she attended Capella University to study school counseling. She graduated in 2018 with a master’s degree and concluded her studies in 2023, completing a Doctor of Philosophy in advanced studies in human behavior. At Capella University, Dr. Windsor was named to the President’s List for the spring, winter, and fall quarters in 2017 and for the summer quarter in 2016.
Dr. Windsor stays active in her field as a member of the New Jersey School Counselor Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American School Counselor Association. Since 2016, she has been a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international professional academic honor society for students, educators, and professionals in the field of counseling. Alongside these affiliations, Dr. Windsor is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Looking ahead, she dreams of conducting special programs for youth and harnessing her passion for working one-on-one with children and adolescents.
For her success, Dr. Windsor credits her drive to prove herself to those around her. She sets her mind to overcoming obstacles. Despite the closure of a hospital division forcing her to move to a new location, she plans to pursue licensure and open more opportunities for her career advancement. With numerous professional qualifications and credentials, Dr. Windsor is certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association. She was certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors in 2018 and is a grief and loss specialist through the American School Counselor Association. Five years prior, she became an anxiety and stress management specialist with the American School Counselor Association, after which she earned certification in adult and pediatric first aid from the American Red Cross.
Before pursuing a career in counseling, Dr. Windsor worked for the Inspira Health Network and Underwood Memorial Hospital as a parking lot cashier from 2005 to 2019. Self-determined, she was an academic writing coach with Capella University from 2019 to 2021 and shadowed a school counselor at the Estell Manor School from 2018 to 2019. Beforehand, she was a school counseling intern at Rosa International Middle School. Dr. Windsor believes that her personal experience alongside her ability to see what children are going through and identify their triggers, separates her from others in her field. As a counselor, she faced resistance from other staff members for her refusal to conform to their standards. Many of the children Dr. Windsor works with tell her she understands them in a way nobody else does. This close connection and ability to empathize enables her to provide superior care.