Professional Counselor Associate
NCC, Professional Counselor Associate (OR), LMHC (WA)
Supervisor: Natasha Laumei MA, LPC
I'm a human and a therapist showing up in the most genuine way possible. Reach out today.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2017
Hello, I’m Emily, a therapist and a fellow human. Do you feel like you have to wear a different mask for every area of your life? Can you express your sexuality with your friends, but have to hide it with your family? With my clients I strive to create a supportive therapeutic relationship where all parts of you are safe, every part belongs. That way, we can explore the past together, know where you came from, and create new ways of being in the world.
We all tell stories about and to ourselves, they can both lift up and tear down. Often times, we are not even aware of the stories we are clinging too. It's important to explore these stories. and we may even need to rewrite a few in order to heal.
Have you ever told someone "One part of me wants this, but the other part..." We all have different "parts" within us. One part of us craves change, while another part fights it to feel safe. One part wants us to be self-critical, before others can, while another part of us wants to hold self-compassion. Sometimes it can be a little hard to hold these all. I love to hear each of these parts out, and help you become more fully and genuinely you without crushing or dismissing parts of who you are.
We are all holistic humans, it is important to me to keep this in mind in therapy and take in the uniqueness of all my clients. To me, being a humanistic therapist is a chance to be just as human as those I help and to use that humanity to build self compassion, awarenss and hope in my clients.
Gestalt is a great way to get unstuck and out of traditional therapy, I find it promotes movement in growth in a very experiential way. This may include art or acting or movement, but often comes in the form of awareness. A therapist who practices gestalt helps humans to have another mirror, as I point of interesting things I see and feel and hear, so we can look at them together and find some meaning.
We are always growing, and that can be an uncomfortable and frightening process, I walk alongside my clients as we explore together the next steps forward. This may inculde grief over the past or letting go of certain things in looking towards hopes for the future. I love the chance to be a witness and team member on this journey.
I have studied and worked extensively with spirituality, and this can often be a difficult thing to integrate within our lives. But it is a vital part of who many people are as humans, I explore with my clients how to become aligned in this way. This often inculdes unpacking religious trama or expectaions, which is difficult to do alone.
Women have a difficult time in this world, and sometimes they need an extra person on their team.
I have worked with those experiencing issues related to LGBTQ, but also those who are part of the LGBTQ community who simply want a therapist who is affirming and understanding. BOTH are welcome here.
It is difficult to feel allowed to be fully ourselves, this is often ties to how we feel about and look at ourselves. While there are ways to help ourselves in this area, I've seen one of the best ways is to have a helper to come look with us, and build foundation with us!
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