Emily has extensive experience in helping clients who struggle with anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, issues with attachment, trauma, shame, substance abuse, mood disorders, personality disorders, grief, and loss. She helps clients understand core issues that drive unhealthy behaviors and explore ways to change the behavior. This understanding creates space for hope to improve the relationships within their lives and with themselves while increasing their sense of confidence.
Emily quickly connects with clients by establishing a relationship based on trust, compassion, and humor to build an alliance. She uses several models in her work with families and clients. These lenses include Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), attachment theory, strengths-based, and narrative therapy.
Emily earned her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She has been working with youth and young adults since 2012. She began her journey in the mental realm by working in wilderness therapy. After seeing the transformation that takes place in the wilderness, she quickly realized she had a passion for inspiring and understanding people.