I have worked with adolescents and their families for over five years in multiple settings. Adolescent counseling was my first passion in this fieldf so much of my intern and volunteer experience in the beggining of my career was geared toward adolescents. I did a brief internship at a mental health crisis ward of a hospital for adolescents for my undergraduate degree, did my first counseling internship for my Master's degree at The Bridge for Runaway youth and worked as a special Education Paraprofessional at a Junior High throughout going to school. My first real job in this filed was as a skills worker for children and adolescents where I was able to spend multiple hours at a time with youth either in their homes or taking them out in the community. I especially love helping adolescents going through identity crisis. I work with them on healthy boundaries in relationships, self compassion, acceptance of imperfections, increasing self-esteem and managing the struggles they experience with their peers. I always think it is best to include family therapy when working with adolescents to help both the adolescent and the members of their family understand one another and develop healthier communication patterns. I try to make therapy fun by incorporating Art therapy, narrative therapy, yoga or exercise into the session as well as the all important skill of humor! I believe if you arer able to really connect and make an adolescent feel comfortable with the therapy process you can get some tremendous work done. They can take a while to trust you and get on board with the therapy process so I spend a lot of time building rapport with them in the initial phase of therapy.
I completed my graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Adler Graduate school with a Bachelors in Psychology from Argosy University in Minnesota. Having great professors and supervisors from many theoretical frameworks has given me a wide array of knowledge and skills to individually tailor to my clients .
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #3595 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
We love her
My daughter recently began “seeing Emily and, so far, I think it is going well. Emily has communicated wither as well regarding background info, etc. she responds promptly and during phone conversations is very engaged, thought provoking and Really listens. Will update review as more time is spent with her. Very pleased and very hopeful!