Emily Priestaf


About Me

Hello! My name is Emily, and I’m a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin, and am a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) with an M.A. in clinical mental health counseling and music therapy.

If you are struggling to cope with difficult emotions or have experienced stressful life experiences, connecting with a therapist can equip you with skills and support. Additionally, working with a therapist can help you build awareness around yourself and your relationships. I care deeply about the relationship I establish with my clients. I am supportive, empathetic and nonjudgmental, bring warmth and compassion to the work and enjoy working collaboratively.

My treatment approach combines person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and creative practices. You are an individual and know yourself best, so I like to be able to give options for how we can work based upon what you are hoping to focus on for goals. If you are the kind of person who needs a sounding board, I can be that for you. If you are a person who needs structure and support, we can use more CBT. If you like more of a creative approach with music, art, or other expressive avenues, we can utilize those in the therapeutic process. If all or none of those sound like they would be a good fit, I would love to hear what you need and will support you, because again, you know yourself and your needs better than anyone else.

I will help you identify and meet your goals, challenge thought patterns, draw on your own strengths to problem solve and help you learn new tools to function effectively and fulfill your potential. I have a breadth of experience working with kids, teens, young adults, and adults. I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your challenges and goals for the future.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #LH60848378 (Expires: 2020-09-01)

LPC #7199-125 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Written by S.A. on Jan 17, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Emily is wonderful! She is kind and caring and challenges you to think in different ways. By doing therapy with her, my life has improved significantly for the better and I feel for the first time in my life I have a handle on my anxiety and depression. She is encouraging, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with her on this journey of therapy. She is a phenomenal therapist, and has made a positive difference in my life!

Written by C.O. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I have only been working with Emily Priestaf for about a week but she has already helped give me ideas on how to help beat my depression and get back into doing the things I love. She is very encouraging and helps talk me through what I’m feeling. Being back in therapy has helped a lot and I couldn’t be more grateful to have her as my therapist.

Written by A.L. on Apr 07, 2019 after counseling with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Emily has been incredibility helpful and supportive in the entire therapy process. She always listens fully to whatever is on my mind and provides useful strategies in helping me address my issues, so I can be successful in the future.

Written by S.T. on Aug 27, 2018 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Emily has been a great resource and I’ve not only followed and used the tools she has recommended, but I have used the information to help get better. I’m grateful for her and for this app/program.

If you’re looking for someone with knowledge, understanding, kindness and compassion - look no further than Emily.