Amberly Prykhodko, LMSW
Amberly Prykhodko is a Reentry Program Specialist. She loves working to empower previously incarcerated individuals to improve their overall wellbeing and decrease their likelihood of returning to prison. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of the Arts in International Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Ms. Prykhodko has worked in the United States and Eastern Europe to develop and implement programs working with people struggling with addiction, orphans, and people experiencing homelessness. Her primary areas of focus are women involved in the criminal justice system with co-occurring substance abuse and trauma, women in the sex industry, and human trafficking. Before joining the IJRD team, she served as Training Director for the Trauma Care Institute at Trauma Support Services of North Texas. There, she organized and facilitated trainings for hundreds of therapists across Texas. Amberly specializes in working with individuals with complex trauma, and is trained in a number of therapeutic modalities, including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Thought Field Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.