Hello and welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with approximately 8 years of experience working in mental health. Through my time in the field, I have developed a passion for working with young adults, and the unique challenges that face young adults today.
I have experience working with children and adults, with a variety of mental health concerns including (but certainly not limited to) depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse/addiction, trauma, eating disorders, phase-of-life changes, low self-esteem, and maladaptive sexual behaviors. My therapeutic approach is heavily influenced by Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I believe each client presents with a unique set of concerns and therefore benefits from an individual and collaborative therapeutic relationship.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and goal-oriented. My role as a therapist is first, and foremost, to listen. I believe in creating a safe space to process your most difficult thoughts without fear of judgement. I believe in empowering clients to feel confident in their ability to navigate life’s challenges, through the development of new skills and challenging negative self-talk.
This process can be difficult at times, but I also believe growth and change do not exist without some discomfort. You have taken the steps to begin (or maybe continue) your mental health journey and I look forward to the opportunity to support and empower you along the way.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Depression , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180.012808 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
She’s amazing I have had two sessions with her and I feel as if we are both learning from each other.
I have only had one session with Emma, but she seems very lovely. She has offered up a variety of options for counseling and seems to have my best interest in mind. I am looking forward to working with Emma!
I worked with Emma for several months to increase my productivity at work. It was an inexact problem and we continually tried different approaches and talked about what was working and what wasn't. I now feel much better about my job and work habits. A very good experience.
I got so lucky being placed with Emma as my first therapist. She’s attentive. Remembers stuff and is overall AMAZING.
Emma is kind and compassionate - she is always there to lend an ear and offer advice. She offers an inviting space to share with no judgements and has provided me with tools to succeed regardless of the challenge or situation that I present her with.
She has taken the time to not only listen to what I have to say, but she doesn't judge me. And I can feel comfortable telling g her what's been happening with me and my life. 100% recommend
I've been talking to Emma since November 2020 and words cannot express how grateful I am for how much she's helped me. I went through an awful, life changing breakup and Emma helped me work through the most difficult time of my life. She listened, helped me understand my emotions and put my feelings into words that made sense. I'm in such a better place now and I know I couldn't have worked through everything so well without Emma's help and guidance. There's not a word to describe my appreciation, but I hope she truly knows how thankful I am!
Emma is awesome, she is so caring and kind. She really understands and helps me. She empowers me to be the person I’ve always wanted to be. I am great full for her expertise and consistent support.
I adore her. She's relatable. But listens, and is able to help determine the best way to reach out and provide the help you need. Probably best with Millennials.
10/10. I felt comfortable talking to Emma immediately. She has a great, relaxed energy in the way she listens and communicates. She helps me understand and process some of my thoughts and feelings more efficiently, and gives actionable steps to help reduce anxiety, negative thinking etc. Take the plunge, Emma can help.
She has honestly been great and actually helped me. Compared to my past counselor from better help. She's really on point and understanding. Would definitely recommend her. 20/10
Emma is great and relatable. She helps me feel valued and answers my questions and comments quickly!
Emma has really helped me combat my anxiety and depression. Just in 2 months, I am in such a better place. She always responds to my journal entries and messages within a few hours. She also is not judgmental what so ever and always listens! She is amazing!
Emma is an incredible listener and applies a perception of thought to our sessions that truly helps me see things in different ways.
Emma is phenomenal. She does a great job listening and placing things into perspective. Emma made a point to understand my goals with therapy and ensure that those are being addressed. While Emma provides frameworks and introspective provoking questions during our sessions, she also makes a point to provide external sources of information/articles that allow me to continue working on my therapy goals outside of our sessions. I cannot recommend Emma enough to anyone looking to start therapy and/or find a new therapist to work with!
I can always count on Emma to help me work through things. I am noticing real progress in my ability to cope with challenges and stressors. I am grateful that I signed up for betterhelp, and that I was paired with Emma.
Emma is extremely thoughtful and responsive. She is a deep listener and has helped me understand the impact of particular events in my life. I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to figure out how to endure difficulties and painful periods in their lives.
Emma is extremely validating, knowledgeable, and approachable. I feel so comfortable talking to her about anything. She’s so understanding and non-judgmental. She’s already helped me work through so much in just a short time.
I really like Emma. She has been so helpful and supportive. She listens to me and helps me look at things I may have missed while doing my own reflections.
Emma is supportive and communicative. Really helpful.
Emma is the least judgemental counselor I've ever spoken to! She makes sure she understands my problems and my needs, and while always highlighting my accomplishments. I also like that she is organized and communicative which helps me stay on top of the therapy process too. At the same time, she is warm and patient, letting me take this therapy process at my own pace. Emma has allowed me to open up and finally process things I've needed to, in a safe space.
She has been very helpful and responsive which I appreciate. I do not feel like I'm the only one talking. I enjoy the feedback.
I have had the pleasure of working with her for only a short time, but in this short time I have been able to see improvements. I am very thankful for her help, and I look forward to working with her more in the future!
I did a few sessions with Emma Peter's and so far has been the best for me. She is a great at her job and I definally recommend her to anyone who needs it.
I think Emma’s really done a great job so far and the sessions are really helping me figure out things about myself,