Emily believes there is a lot of power and healing to be found in understanding what makes us who we are, including our past and present situation. These variables do a lot to shape us, and it can be difficult and frustrating to seek a better life if we do not first understand what has brought us to our current struggle or what still stands in our way.
History Tells Part of the Story, But it Doesn’t Tell the Future
As your therapist, Emily will work with you to gain insight on how your history and context have shaped you. Next, she will guide you in reflecting on whether the patterns you have learned are serving you well. Or, perhaps, there are pieces of these patterns that you wish to leave behind in pursuit of happier, healthier ways of thinking and living.
Emily does not believe there is a one-size-fits-all, fool-proof approach to counseling. She will work alongside you so you may both better understand what you are experiences, how you function, and what “clicks” for you. Emily wants you to advocate for yourself so you can work together to create a safe, flexible, and adaptable space to explore your mental health needs.
A Real Person
In her early experiences receiving counseling, Emily often felt the offices and process felt clinical and impersonal. She believes that people are closest to growth and healing when they feel safe. It is in that space that you are able to build a connection with others.
Emily promises to create a warm and welcoming space where you are valued as a unique human being. She strives to be a real life human, and to do what hopes she can help take the edge off of an often daunting process. He personal mission is to be warm, welcoming, and worthy of your trust and vulnerability.
Counseling can be Scary, but it Doesn’t Have to Be
The thought of counseling can bring up a lot of intimidating emotions. Sometimes it feels like our problems are too big to share with someone else… and sometimes it feels like they’re too small to deserve help. The truth is, every human is worthy and deserving of support! Whatever it is that you’re carrying, Emily looks forward to walking alongside you on your journey.
Emily believes we thrive the most with support from others as we grow towards happier, healthier version of ourselves. She will help you fit together the pieces of the puzzle to be able to see your experiences in a new light, understand yourself better, and make positive change.
Are you ready for your “a-ha” moment?
Emily loves seeing the “a-ha!” moment when you begin to see something in your life in a new way. Often, this new perspective helps to release some of the guilt or shame you may be carrying. It can also instill hope for change and leave room for recognizing the strengths you bring. She considers it an honor to be able to witness and celebrate your progress.
Ready to Nurture Your Growth
Emily is a nurturer by nature, including four-legged friends. In college, she volunteered extensively with Retrieving Freedom, Inc. to help foster and train service dogs for individuals with autism or PTSD. The last dog she trained was not quite cut out for service dog life — so she was released from the program. Luckily, Emily and her husband were able to adopt the pup into their family. Her pup loves to to go camping and exploring, and especially likes snuggling in a hammock!
Emily is also a a self-proclaimed plant mom, having recently discovered that she has a very green thumb. And, well, the rest is history… Emily is ready and willing to nurture your growth as you begin to discover the strength you already have. Please reach out to request an appointment with Emily.