I am licensed in Illinois with 8 years of professional work experience as a social worker. I am also an English teacher and have lived in Spain for 5 years and understand small and big life transitions, especially as it relates to living in another country, speaking a different language and experiencing culture shock and cultural differences. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & career difficulties. I want my clients to feel they can be open, comfortable and know they are in a safe environment without fear of judgment. I am here to support you in whatever way I can.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Expats, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149014571
Emily is great. She's understanding and really takes the time to try and get to know you. She asks good questions that makes you think / analyze situations differently and to me is very beneficial
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue