Amber Harris, C-PRS
Recovery Suppport Manager
Trauma-Informed Recovery Coach
Amber Harris is a trauma-informed Peer Recovery Specialist with training in Attachment-Based Coaching and Family Systems. After surviving a traumatic childhood filled with violence, addiction, frequent moving/relocating, and the death of her father at a young age as a result of addiction, Amber was inspired to make a difference in people’s lives.
Amber attended Nursing School at St. Mary’s Hospital. Following graduation at 21, she went on to practice nursing in various settings, including hospitals, methadone clinics, prisons, and jails. She realized just how far mental illness and addiction reached, affecting families and our whole community. She learned how to treat the whole person, rather than just their illness, allowing her to empathize with the struggles of those she served. She began to place her focus on teaching patients and their families about the disease of addiction, the impact of trauma, and the road to recovery.
Amber went on to manage a Home Health Office, a Counseling Center, and Methadone Clinic, before coming to Seeking Depth To Recovery. She began her own Recovery Journey in 2013 and has a personal understanding of trauma and addiction. She stays active in the Recovery community and often participates in social activism close to her heart, such as Black Lives Matter and Prison Reform.
Amber's other passion is spending time with her three daughters, ages 10,16, and 21, who have grown up in meetings and Recovery, and is active in their lives and varying activities.