Amber M. Olson, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Psychiatry
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do

    My philosophy of care as an inpatient adult psychiatrist revolves around a holistic and patient-centered approach. I believe in creating a safe and empathetic environment where my patients feel heard, understood and supported. By considering the unique needs of each individual and utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to provide comprehensive and personalized treatment.

    Collaboration with other healthcare professionals and empowering patients through education and active involvement in their treatment are integral to my practice. All in all, my goal is to support individuals in their mental health journey, foster resilience and improve overall well-being.

    My clinical interests include adult inpatient and adolescent psychiatry.

    Why I Love My Work

    What I enjoy most about my job is the privilege of witnessing individuals regain hope, find resilience and experience improvements in their overall well-being. The opportunity to build meaningful connections with patients and to be a source of support and guidance during their healing process brings me great joy and is a true passion of mine. Additionally, I find fulfillment in the ongoing learning and growth that comes with staying abreast of advancements in the field and continuing to refine my clinical skills.

    The motivation behind my decision to pursue medicine and specialize in psychiatry stems from a deep desire to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals facing mental health challenges. I was drawn to the unique blend of science, psychology and human connection in psychiatry.

    Getting to Know Me

    Outside of work, I enjoy exercising, traveling and eating at new restaurants. At home, I have twin boys and I love to foster puppies!

    • College
      Bachelor of Science, Psychology major, Humanities in Medicine minor, Pre- Medicine focus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
    • Medical School
      Medical Doctor, University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD
    • Residency
      Psychiatry, University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD