I have been in the helping profession for over 20 years. I have worked throughout the years with a wide variety of clients across the life span. I approach clients with an open mind, encouraging them to set their goals and determine the best therapy to help them resolve their problems and issues. I am solution-focused, always asking, "what do you want or need to be the most whole person you can be? How can I help?" Clients have told me they most appreciate that I listen, do not judge, and provide an empathetic ear. I utilize a variety of techniques to help a client on their journey, but have found the specific intervention is often less important than the emotional support given. I find clients often have the answer to their issues, but they need help recognizing that answer. Change is hard, but it can be accomplished with faith and hope there is a better place at the end of the therapeutic road. Know also that I almost always can accommodate days and times that work for you. So, if you are looking over my schedule and don't find a good appointment slot, write and let me know! We will work something out and that is not at all a problem. I usually respond within 24 hours of a message. In the meantime, take care and hopefully we will be able to chat soon!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OK LPC 7067
VA LPC 0701003580
Emma is an intuitive, creative and compassionate therapist! She has been very helpful in guiding me towards a deeper and more loving understanding of my self -- as well as useful in providing tools for alternate ways for engaging my thoughts and feelings. I am deeply grateful to have her as my journey partner -- thank you Emma!
Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Emma for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, anger management, and career difficulties
I have enjoyed working with Emma. We are in the early stages and looking forward to continuing this journey.
Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Emma is excellent to talk to. She's a great listener, who is very adept at targeting problems and investigating solutions. She makes helpful and appropriate suggestions. I have had my concerns validated, in a realistic manner that is most helpful to me. She's very personable, with a good sense of humor. I really feel that I was matched with the right person.
Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Emma for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and adhd
She’s helped me so much. Thank u
Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Emma for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Emma Short is personable and a good communicator. She listens to my problems and concerns and offers detailed knowledge and expertise as well as suggestions for therapeutic exercises and references. It is evident that she demonstrates concern and educated wealth of knowledge and experience. Thank you.
Written on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Emma for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and grief
She is awesome, she listens, shes interrupts, and doesn't cater to what you'd like to hear, but instead gives you difficult truths.
Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd