Amber Eltaieb, Founder
a+b consulting was founded by Brooklyn based and New York State licensed Social Worker Amber Eltaieb. A Brooklynite by birth and a Yemeni by lineage, Amber has traveled the world and has spent a majority of her career working across cultures both in the United States, the Philippines and across the Middle East, including the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. She began working with immigrant families and disenfranchised populations, primarily within Middle Eastern and South East Asian communities since 2005. She has facilitated workshops on cultural sensitivity within both public and private organizations and has presented on cross cultural dialogue internationally.
Amber began her career working with victims of disaster through her work with the American Red Cross in 2005. From there she felt a connection with the helping profession and brought that passion to her work abroad. Amber worked on an initiative to provide thousands of laborers in Dubai with iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, with funding from H.H. Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum. Upon returning to New York for graduate school Amber continued to work with marginalized individuals and families across the city. From working in homeless shelters, to schools, to individuals involved in the criminal justice system, to families struggling with child welfare issues, she as worked across racial, international, cultural and socioeconomic lines. Amber has facilitated workshops and seminars in various government and private agencies in and around New York City.
With over 10 years of extensive hands on experience both domestic and international and extensive post graduate training, Amber brings a highly creative, unique and dedicated approach to her work and is committed to enhancing communication, mental health wellness, and cross cultural understanding in any setting. She consistently seeks out training opportunities that enhance her ability to provide the highest calibre of services.
Amber resides in New York, with her husband and son. Traveling, and the discovery of new cultures through their cuisine are some of her favorite hobbies.
Education & Post Graduate Training
American University of Sharjah, Dual BA International Relations & Public Administration
New York University, MSW
Ackerman Institute for the Family - Dual Program in Foundations of Family Therapy & Live Clinical Supervision
Ackerman Institute for the Family - Clinical Externship in Family Therapy, 2015 - 2016
The Beck Institute - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Gottman Institute - The Gottman Method Level 1
New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT) 4-day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy
University of Massachusetts Medical School in Partnership with Sounds True - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week course
New York University - Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction (MBSR) 8 week course, Jan, 2016 to April 2016
National Association of Social Workers, Reaching Children: How to Use Play Therapy in Clinical Practice
National Association of Social Workers, The Therapeutic Use of Personal Narrative in the Lives of Clients