About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #64261 (Expires: 2021-10-01)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

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!

Written by K.A. on Jul 02, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Compassionate, and professional. I know she's on my team. And that counts the MOST when struggling through life. Bless her!

Written by N.I. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Emily has been wonderful so far. My husband and I have been very appreciative of her help and guidance.

Written by D.E. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

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!

Written by M.I. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by L.I. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 8 months on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate the checkups, and how she helps me achieve my goals. Very encouraging.

Written by C.A. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 9 months

Good job

Written by S.A. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

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!

Written by C.R. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

She's wonderful. Very connected and non judgemental.

Written by J.E. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by N.A. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by E.R. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Written by T.O. on Jan 22, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

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.

Written by E.L. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.M. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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!!

Written by K.I. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by H.A. on Jan 08, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by K.O. on Dec 17, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

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!

Written by C.A. on Nov 23, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She’s been excellent and incredibly supportive and non-judgmental which has been paramount in my recovery. I always look forward to our sessions.

Written by C.O. on Oct 29, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Emily has been sweet and understanding, providing malleable advice that to me was well suited council for my problems. Would recommend.

Written by L.I. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Emily is an amazing listener! She catches all the details and is so kind and supportive.

Written by J.O. on Oct 11, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Emily is responsive and always gives good concrete, actionable advice.

Written by C.E. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Emily is very kind, caring and helpful. When needed she's always there to help.

Written by R.A. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

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!

Written by L.I. on Aug 14, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Emily Cole is a good councillor. It may not seem it, but I’ve opened up to her more then anyone

Written by T.A. on Jul 20, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

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!

Written by L.I. on Jul 18, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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!

Written by J.E. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Emily is understanding, nonjudgemental and very helpful!

Written by J.E. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by V.I. on Jun 30, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.A. on Jun 14, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks

Thumbs up!

Written by S.T. on Jun 13, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks

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.

Written by R.A. on Jun 09, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by G.R. on May 31, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks

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!

Written by S.R. on May 26, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.