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Emilie Kay, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Practice Philosophy
I use an eclectic, strength-based, person-centered approach and incorporate evidence-based practices to help encourage positive change. I strive to foster a warm and welcoming environment that provides a safe space for personal sharing, healing, and growth. As we learn to understand better and accept ourselves and our life experiences, I believe we grow into stronger, healthier, more confident, and resilient individuals.

Areas of Expertise
Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-harm, personality disorders, disordered eating, behavioral and emotional problems, and trauma

Treatment Specialties
Trauma Informed Care, Brainspotting, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Psycho-Education.

​Board Certification & Organizations
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have eight years of experience working with individuals from 5-70 years old in various settings. Such as outpatient, intensive outpatient, inpatient and residential programs, and equine-assisted psychotherapy.

Personal Interests
I spend much time with my family and friends, especially my beloved dogs, Red and Rudy. I love reading and watching comedies and psychological thrillers, attending live music (big or small venues!), traveling to new and familiar places, and exploring Wisconsin’s outdoors. I value my sense of humor, creativity, spontaneity, and curiosity. I enjoy trying new things and meeting new people.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Body image, Communication problems, Dissociation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

WI LCSW 9772-123


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Emilie Kay. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Absolutely phenomenal. Emilie has helped me through my divorce and helped me find my path in healing unresolved traumas (of which I have many -- hard life) and focus on learning how to do these things myself which has given me more confidence than ever. Absolutely recommend.

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Emilie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Emilie is a very good listener with an immense amount of empathy. She's the exact therapist I needed at this time of my life and I'm so glad BetterHelp had her available to me. She seems relatable, kind, and like someone I could be friends with if we met in a different setting. Of course, she's very professional so we'll never know what that would've been like but she's just so comfortable to to talk to.

Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Emilie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd