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Amber Whelan

Lead Coach, Bemidji

Amber is a mom of four and part-time student. She has a passion for helping others get well from addiction.

Coaching type:  Person with addiction and loved one coach

Coaching since: 2016

Lived experience:

I struggled with addiction for 10 years. Throughout this time I lost everything in my life, including my family. I've been in recovery for more than two years.

Professional background:

I’ve been the lead coach in Bemidji for a year. I’m a Bemidji State University student working toward a social work degree and a LADC certificate. I'm also a SMART recovery facilitator.


Mothers/parents, child protective services issues, criminal justice system involvement, re-entry


I’m a mom to four children, so my favorite thing to do is spend time with them. I enjoy crocheting and craft projects. I also enjoy running, roller blading, biking and gardening.

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