Emily Thomas

Sometimes as human beings, we feel the need to segregate parts of ourselves to make others or our environments safer and more comfortable. I work with people to push back against this and become more fully and freely themselves.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

In therapy, I believe that all parts of you belong, even the ones that seem entirely contradictory. My job is walking with you through a path where the destination is blurry. We may explore old trails, acknowledging how the past forms who you are, but also how it might no longer serve you. I help people to gain their own awareness, discover both who they are and who they want to be, become integrated, and begin to see how to live authentically. All the while, striving to create a supportive therapeutic relationship where people feel safe to explore new paths as well, and know that they belong, no matter who they are. I use an adaptable approach to fit every person and the unique human being that they are. Sometimes this includes art or movement, writing or speaking, exploring or resting, process or content, and it almost always includes humor.

My Background

I began my clinical work at Shepherds Gate Counseling in 2017, located in Denver Colorado. From there, I moved on to A New Day Counseling practice in January 2018 located in Portland. Here I was able to refine my skills in working with young adults in transition stages of life. I then spent over a year in clinical work at Community Services North West in Vancouver WA. Here I worked with low-income individuals of all ages and genders with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, homelessness, life transitions, LGBTQ issues, polyamory, lack of fulfillment, personality differences and more.


  • 5038633600
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  • 511 SW 10th Ave, Suite 905
    Portland, OR 97205

At a Glance

  • Experience: 3 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Rate: $90-125/session

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