Welcome! My name is Emily. I am a mother, partner, friend, daughter, and all-around real-life person just like you.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana with a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since becoming licensed in 2006, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and geriatric clients. I am a person-centered therapist that adapts my style to the client and the situation. My counseling style is warm, friendly, and casual. I see the counseling process as one in which you and I work to develop trust and respect for one another in order to work as a team in identifying and interrupting cycles of problematic behaviors, develop adaptive life goals, and implement strategies to help you achieve those goals.
There are a lot of "right" ways to do therapy. I have utilized and studied several counseling theories and techniques over the years. My style could be described as eclectic since I use techniques from many different theories in my practice. Some of the therapeutic approaches I tend to utilize in therapy include: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Narrative therapy, Strategic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, systems theory, Mental Research Institute theory, Structural therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-focused therapy.
I look forward to meeting you and getting started on the therapeutic journey!
20yrs in practice
Additional areas of focus:Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LA LPC 6385
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She is one of the best therapists I’ve ever had to this date!
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Emily is amazing!
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She treats me like what I say and feel matters. I feel seen and heard no matter if my problems are trivial or monumental.
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Emily is my favorite counselor, and person in general, I’ve ever had. I have never felt so heard in all my life. Listens, is supportive, critical thinker, very compassionate. She is truly the best out there. I would recommend her above and beyond to anyone and everyone considering therapy.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Emily Bailey is a stellar person that somehow manages to stay engaged in my bullcrap.
Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Emily makes me feel seen and heard. She is wonderful! A perfect match for my personality and temperament
Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd
I look forward to talking with Emily every week. She really listens and makes me feel like she cares. I love how she is able to get me to reach my own conclusions by asking me the right questions, rather than reaching the conclusions herself.
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Emily has been responsive and made me feel supported to work on things as they emerged. I came to her thinking my primary focus would be ADHD, but as we discussed things and I realized that relationship challenges and trauma were emerging as more disruptive in my life, she pivoted and was right there with me ready to keep moving forward. She also has had great ideas for activities for me to try that help with really thorny and complicated internal issues. Lastly, as a trans woman, it is hard to feel confident that a new therapist will fully understand me or know how to support me, but she genuinely gets me and has understood exactly how to be affirming and engage with how gender intersects with all my other challenges. Definitely would recommend her to any trans or queer friends in need of a counselor!
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have had a few sessions with Emily on a variety of issues from parenting to issues with family/marriage/relationships, etc.. She is very attentive, kind and truly seems to want to get all facts before offering advice. She has been wonderful thus far!
Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Emily is excellent - she manages to be affirming, positive and challenging.
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, and intimacy-related issues
As someone who has never believed in therapy, Emily has opened the door and made it feel natural. Like talking to an old friend. Letting some of my thoughts out that i've held in for a long time has been lifting the weight off my shoulders day by day
Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I'm incredibly great full for the help Emily has given me! She's a lifesaver in the literal sense!
Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, sleeping disorders, and adhd
I really enjoy therapy with Emily.
She is very professional but still gives me the feeling like I'm talking to a friend.
She always pays attention to what needs to be talked about, even if the plan for the session was different before.
If something doesn't work out the way we were hoping to she will find a new approach!
I would definitely recommend her as a therapist!
Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I’m so happy I found Emily. She’s easy to talk to and offers great advice. I feel I can be open and honest with her because she offers judgement-free, open minded therapy. She has helped me see things in a different light. Emily always offers a perspective I’ve never thought of and wants the best for me. She responds to my messages quickly. She’s compassionate. It feels like talking to a friend. I highly recommend this therapist especially if you are a part of the LGBTQ community, like me!
Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and trauma and abuse
very good therapist
Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
She is very easy going and easy to talk to
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
All I can say is that, I wish I've met her years sooner.
Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
I was nervous at first to meet a therapist but Emily made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. She gives you all the options to talk over message, phone call or video call. She has been very flexible with my schedule and is very helpful. When our times were clashing she did give me the option to get another therapist that might work better with my schedule, but I did not want to start all over. I enjoy talking with her in each session and she helps me come to some realizations that I never thought of before. She is real and down to earth and honest, that for me is the best. I am happy that she is my therapist and I would have been sad if I had to start over with another.
Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I came to BetterHelp with a lot of questions about myself, Emily helped me navigate through my issues, I know now on what do I need to focus on further and what is irrelevant for me. My future is now more clear and positive. Next time when I need help I would be happy to work with her again!
Written on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Emily is a great partner to heal with. Compassionate, motivational and inspirational. Good listener with authentic aura, gave me support and confidence in my Journey inside my true goals. Totally worth it, thank you Emily!
Written on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Right off the bat I felt comfortable talking to Emily and sharing my feelings. She has a great comforting demeanor and makes you feel safe to share your thoughtful. She really listens and understands what I’m saying. I’m thankful to have her as my counselor.
Written on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
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