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 and the current President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, a division of the American Counseling Association.

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

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

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


Ambrose, H. J., Robbins, J. M. (2017). Self-Supervision: Developing the Autonomous Clinician. TAMFT

Ambrose, H. J., Robbins, J. M. (2016). TEAM Program: Adolescents Building Solutions. RMACES

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