ABOUT EMILY

Perhaps as a result of my work in social services, I have a keen interest in how we are shaped by our roles, relationships and experiences and the process of equipping and championing ourselves to make the most of our lives.  A native of the Pacific Northwest, in my free time I enjoy being in nature and engage in ongoing education.

By way of background, I have a degree in Psychology and completed a three-year Master’s at Seattle University's CACREP-accredited program in Community Counseling. I have nine years experience working in a variety of community mental health settings.

I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington (credential number LH60713310).

 

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

I operate from a person-centered framework and believe in the fundamental healing power of relationship.  This fits well with my eclectic approach that borrows from many theories:

  • Attachment
  • Psychodynamic
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (and trauma informed treatment TF-CBT)

I have also completed specialist training and workshops in a number of inter-related areas, specializing in trauma and the King County Recovery model.  I especially enjoy working with young professionals who may be achievement oriented, but still feel "stuck" somehow or unsettled in relationships.