I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee with 5 years of experience working with substance and behavioral addiction issues. In addition to this population I have also worked with clients with varying concerns including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, relationship issues, and parenting problems. I have focused a great deal of my training on helping those who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My approach in counseling is curious and interactive. I believe in meeting you where you are and will treat you with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I have found that one of my greatest joys is bearing witness to folks waking up to their inner strength, beauty, and resilience. My approach combines EMDR, rational emotive behavioral therapy, mindfulness interventions, and grief counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I believe your brain wants to heal just as your body does and is wired for you to have fulfillment and well-being, but that sometimes we get stuck in our difficult emotions or situations. It takes courage and curiosity to want to feel better and because you are seeking help means you are already on your way! If that means working with me, I will be honored to support and empower you.
I look forward to meeting and working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TN LPC 4746
Emily is fantastic! She has taken the time to get to know me and help me figure out which therapeutic methods work best for me. I look forward to my sessions with her every week!
Written on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Written on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management