Emily holds a master's degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine and a bachelor's degree in sociocultural studies and communication studies from Bethel University. She has been working in the mental health field for over 8 years. Emily is dedicated to providing individual therapy for adults and older adolescents who have experienced trauma in childhood, relationships, after a life-alterating event (such as an accident, medical trauma, sexual assault, divorce, or loss), or other life transition. Many of her clients also struggle with chronic anxiety, stress, anger, panic, depression and mood swings, suicidal thoughts, self-injury, eating problems, poor sleep, sexual problems, as well as identity concerns or low self esteem. Emily enjoys encouraging and coaching clients in regaining confidence, re-establishing healthy relationships both with themselves and others, managing parenting challenges, and attaining their life goals, as well as the ability to experience joy. She has experience working with all ages, but often works with young adults, parents, and professionals.
Emily holds advanced training in providing EMDR therapy, including ability to work with complex trauma and dissociation through the AIR Network Model. She often integrates mindfulness practice, self-compassion, somatic work, and cognitive-behavioral strategies into her practice, which is rooted in developmental psychology, attachment theory, and neurobiology.
Emily sees therapy as a collaborative and unique process that must be tailored to the individual's need(s) with the client as the expert on themselves. Her hope is to create a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for individuals to learn more about themselves and experience hope and healing. Emily enjoys working with people of all backgrounds and welcomes individuals from all walks of life (ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.)