Amber Collazo

Mental Health Therapist

Amber graduated from The Catholic University of America with her Master of Social Work in 2021 and has been in the DC area since 2012. 

She is Puerto Rican and was raised in Huntsville, Alabama, where she grew up volunteering for various causes with her mother, now a fellow social worker. Amber moved to the DMV area after receiving her M.A. in International Relations and B. A. in Foreign Language (French) and International Trade. 

During her coursework, she learned about the roots of oppression from some life-changing classes and felt compelled to join the fight against social injustices. She also became heavily involved with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s DC Chapter, where she was moved by their work and was motivated to return to school for her MSW to dedicate her efforts full-time to suicide prevention and mental health advocacy. 

In January 2022, she completed her stint as an assistant at a local think tank focused on international economic policy after 7 years. 

She deeply values the power of human connection and in her spare time, she continues to volunteer with different organizations in her community.

She’s also a self-professed film buff and huge fan of music, and enjoys trying new restaurants, reading, traveling, hiking, camping, dancing, spending quality time with family and friends, and training her recently adopted Puerto Rican bulldog/pit mix, Atlas.  Amber has also recently acquired a new hobby of fencing.