About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kansas. I have been licensed and working since 2012. Recently, after nearly 6 years in rural community mental health, I've transitioned into private practice. I've worked extensively with adults and adolescents managing a variety of issues: depression, anxiety, suicidal thinking, relationship problems, issues around identity, problems with sex and sexuality, work and career issues, social problems, and others. Basically, if you can identify it as an issue, I've probably treated it.

I also recently started a YouTube channel, aimed at discussing topics in therapy and mental health. My channel, How the Light Gets In, was named after the lyrics to a Leonard Cohen song, "Everything has cracks in it, that's how the light gets in." My goal is to normalize the idea of having mental health issues, and empowering those who struggle. Or, as I generally put it, "I'm not ok. You're not ok. And that's ok."

My style is warm and supportive, but I will push you when I feel you're ready to be pushed. My goal is to help you meet your goals, and I'll push you to do what you've identified you want to do. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, family systems theory, contextual therapy, and interpersonal therapy as the guiding forces of my practice, but there are bits and pieces of others as well. I will pull from whatever I can to help you achieve your goals.

Making the choice to start therapy and begin working on yourself is not an easy choice to make. Congratulations on taking this first step! I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Other #LCMFT 892 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Oct 02, 2019 after counseling with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Emma opened my eyes, mind, and heart to what my family tells me. I had to hear it from someone else, outside my home and life.

Written by M.I. on Jul 06, 2019 after counseling with Emma for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Very helpful and kind counselor. She fully listens and tries to understand your problems and then works with you to find a way to start fixing those issues. Would recommend to anyone that feels alone and needs help.