About Me

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” -Brene Brown. The journey of counseling isn’t always comfortable. It takes us to places we often fear to go. With that fear, we also learn to cope, grow, and manifest a new view on our lives. Things that were once unbearable are easier to carry because you aren’t doing it alone. My name is Emily West, and I'm a licensed practicing counselor. I have been working with clients of all ages for the past seven years. I have a Masters in Community Agency Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology from Jacksonville State University. Through my practice, I have worked with individuals with a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, and stress management. I take an individualized approach to each client, using a variety of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and client centered techniques.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Family Problems , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AL LPC 3727


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Emily West. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by L.E. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

After being with Emily for three sessions now, I think she is starting to recognize some major issues that I have and gives great advice. I am also starting to be more comfortable around her/therapy in general which is helping me open up more. I am looking forward to our future growth.

Written by A.N. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Emily is fantastic. I have never been comfortable opening up to a therapist. It’s hard when you don’t feel heard or comfortable. Emily listens, makes me laugh, and just truly gives great advice and structure. I never thought I’d be able to say I look forward to therapy until I was matched with Emily. She even responds to the basic chat quickly. I don’t have much money and live paycheck to paycheck but Emily is someone I need Nanak BFF I’ll be having to continue to work hard to put money back so I can continue to have her. She truly helps me in more ways than she even realizes.

Written by C.R. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is so easy to talk to. She really cares about her people and there health.

Written by T.I. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is super nice and understanding. A great listener and helps you better understand that ur feelings are valid and what you're options are.

Written by L.O. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Exactly what I needed

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