Emily attended James Madison University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. During her time at JMU, she worked with Healthy Families providing in-home services focused on providing parenting skills support, enhancing parent-child attachment, and improving child development. Emily pursued her love of working with children and families by continuing her education at Old Dominion University achieving a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Emily cultivated a comprehensive professional background which includes experience with complex trauma, self-harming behaviors, suicidality, mood disorders, anxiety, behavioral problems, and parent-child attachment. Her places of work have ranged from outpatient therapy to higher levels of care including crisis hospitalization. Her experience includes individual, couples, and family therapy, skills groups, and facilitating community workshops. She also has specialized experience in working with military families.
At Therapeutic Oasis, Emily enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults with an array of emotional behavioral, and mental health needs. She practices from a trauma informed model with a focus on nurturing healthy attachments, reinforcing resiliency, bolstering self-esteem, and enhancing skills for coping. Emily has experience with evidenced based models including dialectical behavioral-therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and strength-based approaches. She also utilizes creative and expressive approaches such as psychodrama, art, play, and sand tray therapies. Emily will provide individualized care to meet an individual’s specific needs and goals.
Education and Professional Training:
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Old Dominion University
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, James Madison University
- Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)