Amber Dopler

Mental Health Outreach and Prevention Specialist

My approach to mental health outreach and prevention is grounded in years of developing and implementing evidence-based interventions for individuals, groups, and systems. I have had the privilege of being entrusted with the experiences and struggles of many people in my work as a counselor, and I have done my greatest learning in these relationships. Additionally, I have sought specialized training in anxiety, depression, individual and collective trauma, and the neuroscience of stress. My primary goal as the Mental Health Outreach and Prevention Specialist is to assist people in discovering their resources and strengths so that they can live according to their values instead of their fears.

I have observed through my intimate interactions with people that we all get stuck sometimes and that mental health struggles are not bound to any particular demographic. I am passionate about interrupting the feelings of hopelessness that come when people get stuck and creating a culture in which people do not feel they have to struggle alone. I believe that the entire community has a role in supporting individuals struggling with mental health, not just mental health professionals. I am committed to training and equipping students and other professionals in supporting the mental health and well-being of others.

Education and Training

  • MSW, University of Iowa, Social Work
  • BS, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Psychology


Amber Dopler

Counseling Center
107 Bechtel Hall
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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