Welcome! My name is Emily Vierra and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Many of us experience difficulties at different points in our lives and need help to overcome these obstacles. It takes courage to ask for help and I commend you for reaching out. Many of us need a safe place to share our feelings and I am here to help you talk openly without judgment. I approach therapy with respect, compassion, and empathy. I will work collaboratively with you to help you identify your needs and work through these difficult experiences.
I have over 13 years experience working with individuals, families, and couples dealing with a wide range of issues in numerous settings. I have experience working with all ages, from very young children to elderly adults. I am currently working with foster children ages 0-18 in an outpatient clinic as well as their parents, foster parents, and other family members. I also am currently working in a private practice setting with children and adults who have been a victim of a crime. This includes sexual/physical abuse, domestic violence, and the death of a loved one. Prior to this, I have experience working at a hospice clinic, an outpatient clinic with individuals, couples, and families dealing with daily life stressors, and a clinic with at-risk children displaying behavioral issues at home/school. These positions have given me extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, stress, suicidal/homicidal ideations, PTSD, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, family conflict, parent/child issues, adjustment disorders, anger management, at-risk behaviors, conduct disorders, self-esteem/self-worth issues, and so forth.
I take an eclectic approach with therapy and will tailor my treatment based on your specific needs and goals. I will utilize different modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Family Systems, Humanistic, Client-Centered, etc.
In terms of availability, I check and respond to messages several times a day. I am flexible with my schedule and understand that you may have obligations during the day and am happy to accommodate most schedules, including nights and weekends. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
CA LMFT 50354
Emily is one of the best therapists I've worked with. I've felt comfortable enough with her to explore some issues I've stayed away from in therapy before and felt no judgement from her at all. She met me where I was on it and has helped me start to come to terms with things. Can't recommend her, and BetterHelp enough.
Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
She respects you helps you give you suggestions to help
You over all she gets back to in timing matter to me she completely understands me I feel if I’m having trouble day she
Makes all better when she listens to me
Written on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Emily for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Emily is a great listener and provided resources and ideas to help me with my problem.
Written on Apr 21, 2020 after therapy with Emily for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders
I’m so thankful for her insights and concern. I like working with her.
Written on Feb 08, 2020 after therapy with Emily for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Having been paired with Emily for a few months now, I can say that her approach with me has made me feel seen/heard/understood. She's provided tools that help in hard moments that used to overwhelm, and her demeanor helps me feel like I'm not alone in the decisions I now make. I feel a lot more balanced thanks to her work, and life has been improving steadily as a result. She's been absolutely amazing.
Written on Jan 14, 2020 after therapy with Emily for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Emily is so kind and amazing she always helps me when I’m having a rough day. She helps me when I’m going through stuff by letting me rant or by making me realize the reality of the situation.
Written on Dec 07, 2019 after therapy with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd