Emily has over a decade of experience helping individuals and families in various therapeutic settings. She began her journey in mental health by working in wilderness therapy. After seeing the transformation that took place in the wilderness, she realized that she had a passion for inspiring and understanding people. Emily is able to quickly connect with clients by establishing a relationship based on trust, compassion, and humor. She enjoys utilizing various art forms to facilitate healing and encourage clients to express themselves both verbally and non-verbally. She believes expressive therapies help clients go deeper in their therapeutic journey and enables powerful, long-lasting changes.
Emily earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan, which focused on Interpersonal Practice in Mental Health. She is well-versed in working with those who struggle with trauma, attachment, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, self- harm, mood disorders, personality disorders, and family conflict. She has experience and training in trauma-informed, strengths-based, and experiential therapies and techniques. She uses various treatment modalities like Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), attachment theory, and narrative therapy. In addition, she has been trained and uses Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to address trauma with her clients.