Emily McBay

(LMHC, DBT)
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About Me

Hi! My name is Emily and my loves are my family, adventures, and travel. Oh yeah, throw Disney, animals, sports, and cooking in there as well!! A little bit about me, I am a Midwest girl now living in Florida and my original professional pursuit in life was Meteorology (yep weather ) but having lived all over the country and sharing experiences with so many people both personally and professionally, I realized that most of us are just trying to make it through the day. This in-turn formed another love....counseling.
I received my bachelor's degree from UMass and went-on to receive my Masters in Counseling/Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a concentration in Family and Forensics. I spent my early counseling years working with those in incarceration as well as providing individual counseling with both students and families at a local university, as well as a treatment center. I now work with a diverse population through a local non-profit. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, marital and family, parenting issues, as well as motivation and self-esteem to name a few. I have also worked extensively with care-giver issues, traumas, and addictions.
As a licensed mental health counselor, I utilize many therapeutic techniques , but mostly I come from a holistic, person-centered approach that is integrative and driven by you, because what you are struggling with is unique to YOU and there is no "one perfect therapy" that fits everyone! You are awesome just by visiting this site, that itself shows you want something to change. I am the right counselor for you if you are willing to try; things can change if you want it. I also have my limitations...I can't solve your problems, but we can work on goals together for change, I also can't give you the winning lottery numbers, or wave a magic wand that all your problems will immediately go away. But I will be your cheerleader, your support, and the person who is ready to take this step with you!!!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH16116 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Emily McBay has been a really great advocate for my feelings and self-care. She has kept good track of our previous discussions and is warm, friendly, ans understanding of the issues I share with her. She has also given me some tools and worksheets to work through my challenges. I really enjoy speaking with her and feel her expertise aligns with my therapy goals. I highly recommend Emily to anyone who is looking to address trauma, mental health concerns related to self/family, and also advise on communication best practices.

Written by A.B. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Emily is wonderful. She is such a great cheerleader but also offers real life advice. I’m so glad I finally found the right therapist who listens and seems to genuinely care!

Written by E.L. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Emily is a wonderful listener, supporter and guide. She allows me to have space to process my feelings as well as encourages me to talk openly about things I am going through in a completely judgment free space. Highly recommend her!

Written by J.O. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Emily grasped my issues very early on and supports me as I work on them

Written by A.U. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great experience so far!