I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and have been practicing therapy in Chicago since 2013. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults who come to therapy for anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, and other issues that make it difficult to reach their goals. Additionally, I have experience working with LGBTQ+, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth and adults. I am trained in several evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused CBT, sensorimotor psychotherapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
My style is warm and down-to-earth, and incorporates perspectives and tools from many styles of therapy so that I can tailor a unique approach together with my clients. I believe that therapy is an important space in which to feel seen, heard, and validated, practice new skills for living, and deepen our insight into patterns of unhelpful thinking or doing. Above all, I understand that the biggest predictor of positive change in therapy is the relationship - one that is caring, trusting, consistent, and safe from bias or labels. In my practice, I strive to be clear, honest, and genuine as we learn about your reality in a manner that feels comfortable for you.
Thank you for taking this next step toward feeling better. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Compassion fatigue
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #149.019083 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
Emily has helped to get me through the most difficult period of my life. Being someone who was struggling with extreme anxiety and depression, Emily provided me with the help/care I needed to get though. Emily listens to everything I say and provides helpful insights, ideas and understanding. She never judges me, rather supports me and leaves me feeling each sessions feeling calm, collected and at ease. She has taught me so many ways to cope with my anxiety, that I can practice daily. Emily has also been extremely helpful and supportive as I navigate coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community. I consider Emily to be a trusted advisor and someone I can come to who will always listen and provide amazing feedback. I would recommend Emily to anyone and can’t thank her enough for the help she has provided me and will continue to provide.
Emily is an incredibly kind, helpful, and patient person. I am so glad to have her help!
Emily has been an amazing help in one of the most turbulent times in my life and I honestly don't know what
I'd do without her councelling right now
Emily is super nice and offers me great suggestions when needed.
She’s a great therapist. I’ve had trouble finding a therapist for a long time and feel like Emily really hears and can either relate to or really understand what I’m experiencing and is helping me find better/more helpful ways of reacting and developing or strengthening my coping skills.
Emily is wonderful! Super warming and validates my feelings which I need. She gives me great things to think about and try in my everyday life.
I really like talking to Emily. I feel very supported by her since all of her responses have been well thought out with my concerns and feelings in mind. I can tell that she has my best interest in mind and it feels great to be heard and understood.