The Barn

Bridgewater Support Services, LLC 

Mental Health Provider

Amber Burkhardt-Sidebottom, LMSW 


​Amber is a licensed clinical social worker and mental health counselor in Manchester, Michigan with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field.  She has been a serious equestrian for nearly 30 years, competing at the national level for many of those years.  The true gift in her horse experience comes from opportunities to observe and interact with the horses and learn from those experiences. Her passion is sharing similar opportunities to learn and grow from horse experiences with others by providing mental health counseling. 


Amber's therapeutic background includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy. mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-oriented therapies.  She is EAGALA Certified as both the mental health specialist and the equine specialist.  As an independent contractor, she has been providing equine assisted growth and learning opportunities for the past 8 years with Kaleidoscope Learning Circle.  Her clinical focus includes, children and adolescents as well as adults who are seeking a unique opportunity to learn and grow from their experiences with horses.


Amber partners with other independent contractors specializing in many different fields, depending on the needs of the program or client.


We are fully insured, licensed, and certified in this work.  


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The Herd

Amber Burkhardt-Sidebottom, LMSW

with "A Spot Of Sugar" aka "Sugar" one of our 4 legged facilitators