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Services

I offer both in-person and telehealth therapy services for individuals age 21+. I do not offer case management services which includes but not limited to providing paperwork for disability, unemployment, custody, adoption, foster care, car accidents or any type of legal issues.  I do not offer therapy for individuals who are court mandated for treatment or seeking treatment in which disclosure of sessions will need to be provided to an outside entity.

Helps with:

  • ​Addiction (Alcohol & Drug and Sexual & Porn)

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Co-occurring Disorders

  • Depression

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Religious Trauma

  • Self-worth issues

  • Supporting individuals living with epilepsy

  • Supporting survivors of CSAM and childhood sexual abuse.

 

 

Therapeutic Approach

 

Since the work of Freud, therapists have been attempting to discover the “best” way to bring about personality change.  Emily has an integrative perspective toward the development of therapy that goes beyond one single –school approach. She believes there is no one theory that is comprehensive enough to account for human behavior, especially when there is a wide range of clients with specific individual issues and needs. It would be convenient if a “one size fits all” treatment was possible, however, culturally it is not. Emily recognizes the contributions of biological, psychodynamic, multi-cultural systems, and cognitive-behavioral theories have offered to her practice.

 

Emily is not a therapist that uses clinical jargon or cliche therapy lines. In this space, swearing, tears, and laughter are all welcome. 

 

Emily aims to be authentic, approachable, and collaborative in her work. She considers the therapeutic relationship to be a high priority. An individual needs to feel the therapist is trustworthy and the environment is a safe place to disclose difficult issues. Without a relationship of trust and communication between the client and therapist, there can be no effective therapy. She believes in treating everyone with compassion, respect, and empathy while offering a safe space for individuals to process their past, present, and future.

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.

Compassion Focused

Focused on promoting mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be compassionate toward themselves and other people. Compassion, both toward the self and toward others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being

Psychotherapy/Talk Therapy

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help individuals with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills

The function of DBT Skills is to help enhance a client’s capabilities. There are four skills taught in DBT: Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment; Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it; Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others; Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you want to change.

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It can be conducted in group (any size) and/or individual modality. It is an extremely safe model as it directly addresses both trauma and addiction, but without requiring clients to delve into the trauma narrative (the detailed account of disturbing trauma memories), thus making it relevant to a very broad range of clients and easy to implement.

Mindfulness Skills

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The focus is mainly on thought patterns are responsible for negative emotional and behavioral patterns.

What kind of problems can EMDR TREAT? 

Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post-traumatic stress (PTS). However, EMDR has also proven extremely effective in the treatment of the following conditions:

Panic attacks and/or anxiety

Complicated grief

Depression (DeprEnd Protocol)

Dissociative disorders

Disturbing memories

Phobias

Pain disorders

Performance anxiety

Stress reduction

Addictions

Sexual and/or Physical abuse

Body dysmorphic disorders

Personality Disorders

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