Emily Kurtzhals


About Me

I am a counselor licensed in Indiana and Ohio with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction and recovery, stress management, and family relationships. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive with some humor and sarcasm thrown in for good measure. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and empathy, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing styles. I will work to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs and goals.

It takes some major courage to seek a more fulfilling, healthier, and happier life. Change is not always easy but the effort can be well worth it. If you are ready to take the next step, I am here to support you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #39003048A (Expires: 2022-04-01)

LPCC #E.2102142 (Expires: 2023-02-18)


Written by D.E. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Emily is very caring, compassionate and understanding. I would highly recommend her.

Written by N.J. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Emily is great, she listens, gives great suggestions for dealing with issues, try’s to help as much as possible and checks and responds to messages in a timely manner. Really appreciate her willingness to help.