Emily brings a strengths-based focus to the work she does with clients and she creates a highly collaborative atmosphere in the therapy room. She is excited to help folks seeking to improve the quality of their lives and to work with those who want to create a healthier and sustainable future for themselves. Emily incorporates play & movement for all those who are attracted to getting up out of their seats & is also very pleased to sit in conversation for those with whom verbal talk therapy fits best. Emily’s clients bring questions and concerns to develop solutions and pathways creating some of the following outcomes: better self-understanding, improved mood and behavioral regulation, deeper & more connected relationships, healthier communication patterns, improved self-esteem & self-compassion, increased resilience, and/or healing through mind-body connection. Emily’s first step with those who choose to work with her is to support each individual to identify what they want .
Emily utilizes diverse approaches & methodology to support kids, youth & adults to lead lives more in alignment with their values and interests: Satir Family Systems, Internal Family Systems, attachment theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, art making, mindfulness, yoga and somatic practices (Somatic Experiencing). Emily approaches clients from a systemic lens to better understand how cultural, economic, racial/ethnic aspects as well family structure, school/work, sexual preference, gender, health and other contextual pieces impact the individual and family system. Ultimately Emily focuses on building relationships with clients based on mutual respect, curiosity and play, to support positive change. She is pleased to work with individuals, families and couples
Some life situations that Emily provides support for:
Registered Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies