Emily Mika

(LMSW-Clinical, CDEM)
Therapist Emily Mika Photo

About Me

Thank you for visiting my site and congratulations on considering counseling! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working with adults and older adults in multiple capacities. I have a Bachelor's degree in psychology, a graduate certificate in dementia/gerontology, and a Master's in Social Work with emphasis on clinical practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, end of life, adjustment, family dynamics, medical complexities, with a special focus in older adult issues including caregiving and dementia. I am passionate about helping people deal with the many transitions, expected and unexpected, that we live through.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, collaborative, and geared toward your needs. I full heartedly believe when someone is ready, counseling is the stepping stone to the other side. I am ready when you are! I consider the client/therapist relationship to be crucial and I truly care about your wellbeing. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and empowering you to set goals you see as most important since YOU are the expert in your life. My approach combines solution focused, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavior therapy counseling styles. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and encourage you and provide practical coping techniques to navigate life along the way.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801097921 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Emily has helped me out so much! It's almost like talking with a friend rather than a therapist and makes me feel very comfortable in sharing

Written by M.A. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

I've only been seeing Emily for the past 2 weeks, but I feel like she's been an enormous help in the situation I'm going through. Makes me wish I started using this service sooner! Would definitely recommend to friends and relatives

Written by H.H. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Emily is extremely caring and super nice. She has a really good personality and super easy to talk to. I look forward to talking to her every week and I’m very grateful to have her guidance. She goes above and beyond whenever I need something. She’s always on time and she truly cares. I also feel so much better after I talk to her. 10/10 for me.

Written by M.E. on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Emily is awesome and I don’t know where I’d be without her! I highly recommend her for anyone looking for some direction in their life. I can’t say enough good things about her expertise & support.

Written by S.I. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is thoughtful understanding and challenges me to think in different ways

Written by S.H. on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks

My counselor is the best. Very knowledgeable, kind. And non judge-mental.. totally professional !

Written by S.E. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

I've only worked with Emily for a short time, but her skill as a counselor is clear. She is perceptive, and actively listens to and reflects my concerns, offering clear and tangible communication. Her responses are timely, and honoring of my time as well. I highly recommend Emily to anyone seeking professional help!