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Dr. Amber Marchione, MS, LMHC, EAP, PhD


Amber is a Licensed Therapist and has spent much of the last 10 years studying the animal and human bond and treating victims of violent crime in her psychotherapy practice. She founded the South Florida Link Coalition to help to  close the gap in the prevention of family violence in south Florida by addressing its link to animal cruelty. 


The South Florida Link Coalition is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of organizations in the fields of child-welfare, victim services, human services, animal-welfare, law, law-enforcement, veterinary medicine, medical care, and more.

There are several dedicated partners who work with the South Florida Link Coalition. This includes:

Palm Beach County Victim  Services

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue and Animal Hospital

Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Boynton Beach Police Department

Children's Services Council

Aid to Victim's of Domestic Abuse Inc

Jewish Family Services

Center for Family Services

Office of the State Attorney Dave Aronberg

Florida Department of Children and Families

Lake Clarke Shore Police Department

PBC School Police

Spay and Neuter Alliance of the Treasure Coast

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