I am a licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 6 years of experience in private practice, and an additional 9 years in various settings to include: acute in-patient, intensive outpatient, group facilitation, and residential treatment centers. This diverse background has allowed me to work with individuals, couples, children, teens, and adults ranging from ages 4-geriatric in age. A large portion of my experience has been dedicated to working with the teenage population facing some of life's most difficult challenges. This includes additional experience in working with teens who are currently in the foster care system, who have recently been in the foster care system, or who are at risk of going into the foster care system.
My client-centered approach is often driven by utilizing Cognitive Therapies, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, and Strength Based Therapy. In order to tailor your experience to achieve your goals, an eclectic use of modalities will be used to help you conquer your goals. I have specialized experience in Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Employment Related Stress, Anger Management, specific challenges teens are facing, and enjoy working with couples and parents in resolving family and other relationship issues that may bring them into therapy.
My approach is compassionate yet direct, and non-judgmental. It has been my experience that when working with teens, it is of vital importance that a safe place to speak freely and feel heard is among the most important factors in determining success in the therapeutic relationship.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
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LPC #64261 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
I love talking with Emily, it honestly feels like a conversation with a friend, she offers good resources and is very supportive. She has really helped me sort through some decisions I had me struggling with, and she guided me to make the decision that I felt was right for me. I never feel judged by her and I'm so glad that I have her as my counselor!
Compassionate, and professional. I know she's on my team. And that counts the MOST when struggling through life. Bless her!
Emily has been wonderful so far. My husband and I have been very appreciative of her help and guidance.
teen counseling is my first experience with therapy, making Emily the first counsellor I've spoken with. I'm really happy that I was matched with her- I felt like we clicked really well and that she was easy to talk to and a great listener. I truly felt like she cared about my wellbeing and helping me address my issues in a very productive way, whether that was with her awesome advice, suggested reading material, or via the informative worksheets she would send me. I really enjoyed all of our chats and hope to reconnect with her in the future!
Emily is my first experience with counseling and I really enjoy what she does in our session, I like the worksheets and I like how she approaches situations. She is very understanding and you can tell she really cares.
I appreciate the checkups, and how she helps me achieve my goals. Very encouraging.
Emily is all kinds of awesome, she’s a great listener, great thinker and a well informed professional with real life experience. Our conversations don’t feel like “sessions” but more like chilling and catching up with a genuine friend who happens to be an amazing councilor. In just a few sessions with her I managed to overcome very big obstacles that I have been fighting for years and the tactics she recommended were very smart, practical and showed immediate results in my life. Highly recommended, 5 out 5 stars!
She's wonderful. Very connected and non judgemental.
Emily has been a wonderful counselor. Supportive, kind, firm when needed. She's helped me to understand some of the fundamentals behind my feelings, emotions and reactions to circumstances. Would strongly recommend her.
Emily is what you need in a counsellor, particularly couples counselling, and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a high level of honesty, sensitivity, and no sugar coating or biased responses. She is truly supportive and consistently maintains excellent professional standards and care, and knows how to create a safe setting for all persons involved in a session.
Emily is AMAZING. She’s great at giving practical advice, saying the right things at the right time, and meeting you where you are. I’ve found her background in high-level business leadership an incredible bonus. She clearly understands the challenges I’m facing and her personal anecdotes really help me see things from a different perspective.
Emily is a great support, who really digs into the human side of people. Have had a good time in our sessions and we enjoy talking to each other. Perceptive, kind and understanding.
Emily has helped tremendously! With my gaining awareness of issues and the roots of those issues. With steady and consistent tools, advice, guidance, and support with troublesome as well as trivial concerns. She has helped me understand myself better, like myself more, and perhaps most importantly, she has helped me want to start working on introducing into my daily those life habits that I need to not only improve and enrich my own life and character, but also that of the people around me.
After 6 months of working with Emily I’ve made so much progress!! She does a great job of listening to and supporting me while also challenging me to keep on growing. I’ve never felt so heard, understood & accountable. Thank you thank you!!
Emily is thoughtful and really focuses on me. She replies quickly to what I say and if I'm not sure what I could talk about, she'll give me options, that seem relevant to what we talk about. I feel comfortable talking to her and we've been talking for less than a month.
On the first video chat, even though we haven’t gone too far in depth on the issues I have, she was able to make some really great recommendations on coping!
She sounds genuine and eager to listen. She talked about herself which I found great. She gave me options for sharing and this was good I didn't feel boxed.
Emily was fantastic! We were pretty nervous in the beginning but due to her guidance we went from a place of frequent conflict and struggle in our relationship to being more harmonious and getting engaged! Thank you Emily, you are amazing!
She’s been excellent and incredibly supportive and non-judgmental which has been paramount in my recovery. I always look forward to our sessions.
Emily has been sweet and understanding, providing malleable advice that to me was well suited council for my problems. Would recommend.
Emily is an amazing listener! She catches all the details and is so kind and supportive.
Emily is responsive and always gives good concrete, actionable advice.
Emily is very kind, caring and helpful. When needed she's always there to help.
Emily has been such a blessing to my husband and I. She is very knowledgeable and makes me feel so comfortable! I know I can talk to her about anything I'm experiencing or feeling with no judgement. I highly recommend Emily!
Emily Cole is a good councillor. It may not seem it, but I’ve opened up to her more then anyone
Emily is a great listener. She responds in such a timely manner that you feel that she is always there for you. She gives great advice. Overall great therapist!
Emily has been spot on in helping me and has not given up on me, sending me messages when I disappear, to show she’s ready to talk things through when I’m ready. I’ve loved it so far!
Emily is understanding, nonjudgemental and very helpful!
Emily has always replied promptly to my messages, even after normal business hours and on holidays. I have found so much help working with her!! Definitely recommend giving her a shot.
Absolutely fantastic. She’s the best hands down. I’ve been through a lot of counseling and a lot of therapy, and she is definitely by far is one of the best I’ve ever seen. She listens and cares about the things I have to say. It helps me with the root cause of my problems. I can’t thank you enough for matching me with her.
Emily is compassionate and understanding to my situation. She has provided me with various tools and ideas to me through some dark times.
Emily is also very relatable.
We are still new to the experience, and signed up right before departing on an extended holiday. However, while we haven’t been able to fully engage with Emily, yet (created by our situation entirely), I personally feel that there is a path forward for us to explore upon our return. Her gentle approach, and sharing of seemingly effective tools have allowed me to enjoy our vacation knowing that there will be good help, advice and relationship coaching upon my return. My wife and I have a lot to work through, but the last few weeks have made me feel that things are workable.
My daughter looks forward to her sessions with Ms. Cole. Although she has only had 3 sessions with her, I can see a wonderful difference in how my daughter is handling various After her last session, my daughter made the remark “Ms. Emily notices everything!” (She had been particularly quiet.) We are in the midst of moving to another city, so knowing that this online format won’t change anything about her sessions, has confirmed that this approach is working well for my daughter!
I've only been working with Emily for a short time now but I already feel such relief from being able to share my worries. She doesn't judge, she is very positive and respectful. She has lots of good ideas for me to try and puts in a lot of effort. I'm already having small successes which mean the world to me. She's also very committed to her work and ready to learn new things about my personal needs and situation as we go. It's really not a one for all approach but a program tailored to my goals. I absolutely recommend her.