I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 22 years of experience counseling adults and adolescents in the state of Indiana. I believe in the practice of "unconditional positive regard," meaning I will never be judgmental or shaming during my time with you. Instead, I will be sincere, engaging, supportive and encouraging you in your journey towards a better you.
My experience in counseling includes those with Depression, Grief, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, ADHD, Asperger's, Behavioral and/or School Issues, Relationship issues, Abuse (sexual and domestic), Shame-based Family of Origin issues, Co-Dependency, and Addictions. With teens, I have largely worked with teens who have emotional/behavioral issues in school, the Foster-Child system, the family of origin system, and legal system.
In therapy I use a blend of Adlerian and Cognitive Behavioral therapies, which focuses on how our thinking, feeling, and behavior can drive dysfunctional living, and
conversely, how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be changed to produce a healthier, productive lifestyle. To that end, in addition to talk therapy, I use didactic, experiential, and the use of parables to help facilitate your progress. The use of "homework" I find keeps clients engaged in the therapy process while not in session.
With teens, I like to focus therapy on identifying emotions driving behaviors, building structure, and healthier ways of managing feelings and emotions through the use of homework specific to their issues. This would include ADHD exercises, anger identification and management, coping skills, relationship building, healthy communication exercises, as well as structure building.
If you choose to work with me, together we will make a plan of treatment based on your goals for seeking treatment, and I will walk with you every step of the way.
I am fully aware you have tried everything else before walking through the virtual door and I respect you for your courage in seeking help at this time.
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Dependent Personality , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LMHC #39000796A (Expires: 2022-04-01)
Emily was wonderful! She listened to my troubles and gave me wonderful support and feedback.
Emily is Great!
She listens and has helped me tremendously! I love how she always tries to end our sessions on a positive note.