Heather Ambrose

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling

Dr. Heather Ambrose brings a wealth of higher education experience to Walden University having served as Chair of Counseling Programs at Argosy University – Salt Lake City, the Director of Clinical Experience for the Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Development Program at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, and as a staff clinician for Counseling Services at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She has an expertise in training clinical supervisors in addition to providing supervision for counselors-in-training and counselors seeking licensure. She currently volunteers at a youth drop-in center for LGBTQ teens where she provides positive support and mental health education to the attendees. She is also the Past President of the Rocky Mountain Region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, a Past President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the current Secretary of ACES, a division of the American Counseling Association. She also serves as a site visitor and site team Chair for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Courses Taught

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COUN 6361 - Human Sexuality

COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling

COUN 6726 - Couples and Family

COUN 6671 - Practicum

COUN 6682A - Internship A

COUN 6682B - Internship B

COUN 6722 - Theories of Counseling

FPLB 632L - MCFC Pre-Practicum 2


PhD, St. Mary's University

MA, St. Mary's University

BA, Weber State University

Public Service

Ogden Pride, Board of Directors - Ogden

OUTreach Resource Centers, Board of Directors - Ogden

NUHOPE Suicide Prevention Task Force, Volunteer - Ogden

OUTreach Resource Centers, Volunteer - Ogden

Awards / Honors

Award for Student Achievement, Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, 1995

Distinguished Graduate, St. Mary's University, 1994

Who's Who Among College Professors, , 2010

Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, , 2009

Helping Hands Award, Walden University School of Counseling, 2018


Ambrose, H. J., Robbins, J. M. (2023). Career counseling with couples and families.

Ambrose, H. J. (2022). To tell or not to tell: Site supervisor impairment.

Ambrose, H. J. (2020). Online Master's in Counseling Programs.

Stauffer, M. D., Ambrose, H. J., Robbins, J. M. Strategic and milan systemic theories: Approaches and applications. .

Ambrose, H., Ventura, E. (2017). The Case of Michael.


Robbins, J. M., Ambrose, H. J. (2023). Invitations to engagement: Redefining client resistance.. American Counseling Association

Robbins, J. M., Ambrose, H. J. (2023). The ethics of gatekeeping: When supervisor and supervisee values clash.. American Counseling Association

Robbins, J. M., Ambrose, H. J. (2023). Ethical decision making with self-awareness and emotional agility. University of Holy Cross

Ambrose, H. J., Jenkins, C., Mason, K. (2023). Beyond the Ethics Course: Infusing Professional Identity and Development Throughout the Curriculum – Part 2.. University of the Holy Cross

Ambrose, H. J., Sutherland, S., Smith, S. (2022). Critical Professional and Clinical Considerations for Serving Effectively in the Current Sociocultural Landscape. Legacy Changers Training Institute for Mental Health Justice and Equity

Jenkins, C., Robbins, J. M., Ambrose, H. (2022). Inviting responsibility: Standing up against violence in relationships. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Ambrose, H. J. (2022). The LGBTQ+ Community: Terms, Facts, and Important Information. Hill Airforce Base

Ambrose, H. J., Jenkins, C. D., Green, J. W. (2019). Be the Change You Wish To See: I Work for Walden Follow Me. Walden University

Ambrose, H. J., Robbins, J. M. (2018). Building Collaborative Therapeutic Relationships Through Purposeful Practice. American Counseling Association

Ambrose, H., Hancock, H. (2015). Competencies in Family Therapy with Transgender Clients. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy