Hi, I'm glad you're here! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi with 6.5 years of experience providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with individuals ages six through adult with a variety of behavioral/mental health presenting issues such as: anxiety, depression, concentration/ADHD, anger, phase-of-life problems, relationship and family issues, sexuality concerns, and many more. My goal is to always provide a safe, respect-filled environment to build therapeutic relationships.
My experience is varied, as I have provided individual, group and family therapy throughout my career as a therapist. I feel strongly that our belief systems impact how a person thinks about, experiences, and reacts to activating events within their life. In turn, how those activating events were experienced impacts the individual's responses to their world moving forward. I believe that all individuals are heavily influenced by our closest relationships, communities, environment, systems (family, work, school, church, etc) and personal experiences. I strive to treat the therapeutic relationship, and you, with compassion, respect, and warmth.
My therapy style and approach is influenced by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy primarily as well as Person-Centered Therapy. It is extremely important to me to be able to collaborate with you to tailor my treatment and approach to what works best for you. No one knows you better than you do, so setting and realizing your goals is a team-effort. Making the step to begin therapy can cause a jumble of emotions that may range from fear and anxiety to excitement and hopefulness. Whatever feelings you may be experiencing, please know that they are normal. I know taking this step takes courage, and I am here to empower and support you on your journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Family Problems, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
MS LPC 2647
I really enjoyed my time with Emily and she has really helped me and I hope we can continue soon
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd
I got lucky with Emily being my first therapist on Better Help. She’s constantly giving me gems to get me through life!
Written on Apr 23, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
I owe so much to Emily. We started working together years ago, and I've grown so much. I don't think that this growing would have happened as safely as it did without your help, Emily. I have learned how to let go of thoughts, how observing a feeling is important in moving on from it... Through every change, every factor that affected my life, I had her. I find that explaining my issues usually helps me find the solution alone, and Emily has always embraced this technique with me. Such a kind, non-judgemental, soft person who I care so deeply about. Thank you so much Emily, and I hope that if I'm ever in need of therapy again, you'll take me. ❤️
Written on Mar 05, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
Emily is a wonderful and attentive therapist! I can tell she is truly invested in my needs and concerns. I am so grateful to have worked with her!
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt
I've been working with Emily on and off for the past two years, and if there's only ONE thing I could take away from the experience, it's that she really does put in the effort to really understand how we're feeling and what information we're giving her. I couldn't recommend her more, because she truly does care.
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Emily listens intently and offers real advice. I look forward to our video sessions.
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd