About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kansas. I have been licensed and working since 2012. Recently, after nearly 6 years in rural community mental health, I've transitioned into private practice. I've worked extensively with adults and adolescents managing a variety of issues: depression, anxiety, suicidal thinking, relationship problems, issues around identity, problems with sex and sexuality, work and career issues, social problems, and others. Basically, if you can identify it as an issue, I've probably treated it.

I also recently started a YouTube channel, aimed at discussing topics in therapy and mental health. My channel, How the Light Gets In, was named after the lyrics to a Leonard Cohen song, "Everything has cracks in it, that's how the light gets in." My goal is to normalize the idea of having mental health issues, and empowering those who struggle. Or, as I generally put it, "I'm not ok. You're not ok. And that's ok."

My style is warm and supportive, but I will push you when I feel you're ready to be pushed. My goal is to help you meet your goals, and I'll push you to do what you've identified you want to do. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, family systems theory, contextual therapy, and interpersonal therapy as the guiding forces of my practice, but there are bits and pieces of others as well. I will pull from whatever I can to help you achieve your goals.

Making the choice to start therapy and begin working on yourself is not an easy choice to make. Congratulations on taking this first step! I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Other #LCMFT 892 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Reviews

Written by 1.3. on Oct 07, 2019 after counseling with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Emma provided me with a perspective that I had never had before. I highly recommend her assistance to any and all that may need help understanding their position in life.

Written by V.I. on Aug 25, 2019 after counseling with Emma for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Emma is seriously amazing. She is down to earth and patient and honestly just really nice to chat with. I am very grateful for her help.

Written by D.I. on Jul 27, 2019 after counseling with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Emma has been very helpful and understanding to me. She has brought me out of my shell and back into life worth living again. I am so thankful that there are Emma's in this world.

Written by S.T. on Jul 11, 2018 after counseling with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Emma has been very supportive of everything I have talked to her about. She is there to listen to me and give amazing advice. I could not have a more amazing counselor.

Written by J.O. on Jul 05, 2018 after counseling with Emma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Emma is highly sensitive to my issues, has great suggestions for self-help and is walking me through the hardest time in my life. I can only imagine the waves of healing going out into the world thanks to her.

Written by T.I. on Jan 29, 2018 after counseling with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

She reads and responds very well to my messages. She is very nice.