Areas of Focus: Trauma & PTSD (particularly with survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault), Depression, Anxiety, Improving Self-Esteem
Emily believes that each individual person has their own set of strengths, even if they might not be aware of them. Because of this, she enjoys using a combination of strengths and solutions-based approaches to help her clients recognize and utilize the many strengths they already possess. Emily is passionate about working with survivors of trauma, particularly individuals who have experienced domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking. She has extensive experience from working at two different domestic violence shelters, being a victim’s advocate, a Batterer’s Intervention Program assessor, and her clinical work. Based on her experiences, she provides trauma-informed services to her clients and enables them to bounce back from their traumatic experiences more resilient, confident, and empowered than ever before.
Emily graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2019, and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University in 2021. She also has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
When not in the office, Emily likes to spend time reading, listening to podcasts, and going to the beach with her dog, Ellie (who may make an appearance or two during telehealth sessions as she is very curious and nosy).