It takes a lot of courage and strength to ask for assistance with our personal issues. If you are willing and ready to take the first step forward in your search for a more meaningful and fulfilling life, I am willing to provide the assistance, support and encouragement you might need while you are on this personal journey.
As a clinical social worker, I am independently licensed in Ohio and have more than 14 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds who had various different concerns including depression, anxiety, anger issues, traumatic experiences, moral injury, grief and loss, relationship and parenting issues to name a few. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment to meet your unique and specific concerns.
My social work experience includes a blend of both medical and mental health positions. I worked as a medical social worker in rehabilitation, hospice and palliative care. Later I worked on a sub-acute inpatient mental health floor with seriously mentally ill clients. After that I was a co-facilitator in a PTSD and Co-Occurring Disorders residential treatment program. For two years I was on the PTSD Clinical Team at a VAMC Community Based Outpatient Clinic where I worked with trauma survivors. I am certified in Prolonged Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Grief Recovery.
I am a mature Social Worker who returned to college after several years of life experience. I was born and raised in western Canada and spent 2 years in South Africa as a Graphic Artist. After returning home I met my husband, got married, moved to the USA, had children, got my American citizenship and completed my education. My life experience has been a beneficial asset while working as a Clinical Social Worker, identifying and meeting the needs of clients and their families.
I look forward to getting to know you and working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Emmaly is very professional and has been very compassionate as well as informational to me. I appreciate her time listening and advise thus far.
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Emmaly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and parenting issues
Emmaly has given me a safe place to process the mess that is my life. Her compassion, insight and guidance have become very dear to me.
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Emmaly for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I appreciate her sincerity!
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Emmaly for 3 months on issues concerning grief
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Emmaly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Very knowledgeable as she comes with alot of experience.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Emmaly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Emmaly has helped me an incredible amount in only 3 sessions. I was in a very dark place when I came to her, and the quality of my life has improved in spades in only the last 3 weeks. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeing counseling.
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Emmaly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd