Emily graduated from Marquette University with her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and specializes in working with eating disorders. Her experience and passion grew for working with this population during her time working at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital in the eating disorders unit. She is humbled by the clear resiliency in these individuals and aspires to facilitate healing within each of them. Emily’s therapeutic approach is integrative – mainly drawing on skills and techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Emily has always been incredibly passionate about serving others. In the past she gained experience working with children with autism, older adults with dementia, and non-English speaking immigrants before finally finding her niche with eating disorders. She considers herself an advocate in addition to a therapist, always willing to speak up for those whose voices go unheard. It is important to understand that contrary to popular opinion, eating disorders do not discriminate against age, gender identity, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, or disability status. Emily believes it is integral to meet her clients where they are and build upon their natural strengths to heal their minds and bodies. She strives to help her clients make changes in their daily lives that can lead to holistic living, feelings of empowerment, and an overarching sense of fulfillment.
Emily is new to the Fox Valley, but quickly making it home. In her free time she enjoys hiking/biking outdoors, listening to live music, stand-up comedy, and petting as many dogs as possible.
She looks forward to working with you on your journey!