I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and have practiced as a psychotherapist for 14 years. Throughout my career, I've worked with diverse populations in various settings such as community mental health organizations, outpatient programs, and residential facilities.
As a therapist, I strive to understand clients' unique needs and strengths. I value their perspectives and believe their self-awareness is essential to future change. The therapeutic alliance that I have with clients is foundational to our work together and in many ways guides the counseling process.
I often utilize cognitive therapy in my work with clients, which involves understanding thought patterns and emotional triggers. Throughout therapy, I draw on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients recognize cognitive distortions and make healthy behavioral changes. I also utilize attachment theory to support clients in understanding their attachment needs and patterns in relationships so that desired growth can occur.
I have experience treating relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, low self-esteem, and stress related to life transitions.
As your therapist, I will support you to better understand your struggles and strengths, identify changes that feel healthy, and progress towards greater wellness.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC 60997005
Emily and I have been working for a month and I can say she has been such a relief for me. I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety and her techniques have improved my life in so many ways. She is always so dedicated and a really good listener.She completely focus on you as her patient. I'm so grateful I was matched with her and that it worked out amazing.
Written on Apr 21, 2020 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem