I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kansas. I have been licensed and working since 2012. After nearly 6 years in rural community mental health, I 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.
My goal - as a clinician and a human - is to normalize the idea of having mental health issues, and empowerment in 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. I have focused on and trained in trauma-informed care and have a variety of tools to draw on to help you meet 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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
KS LCMFT LCMFT 892
Emma is quite literally the best therapist I've ever had. She speaks to me like a caring friend and is always there to listen. She calls me out when I'm being crazy and supports me when I need it. I adore her and don't know how I could've handled the last half of this year without her. I am forever grateful.
Written on Nov 27, 2019 after therapy with Emma for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Emma has been so incredibly kind and helpful to me. She is the only person who I've met that has specialty in my specific type of trauma and has been working to help me overcome it.
Written on Oct 17, 2019 after therapy with Emma for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, 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 on Oct 07, 2019 after therapy with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching
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 on Jul 27, 2019 after therapy 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 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 on Jul 11, 2018 after therapy with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, 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 on Jul 05, 2018 after therapy with Emma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem