Imagine a space where you are free to share and express anything you want, and be accepted.... even for the parts of yourself that you're ashamed of. Imagine tapping into your true self and using this to heal the wounds that are causing your symptoms.
That's what sessions are like! I help you love yourself more deeply, become more conscious and self-aware, and heal the wounds underlying the symptoms that are bringing you to therapy.
I like to balance both talk therapy and depth methods. Many of my sessions are conducted through a meditation-like process where you go deep into your inner world to heal, called IFS (also known as "Parts Work").
The psychotherapy field is headed in a new direction. It's going deeper than talk therapy alone (even if the Midwest is lagging a bit behind on this!) That's why I like to do things a little differently. Discover my approach below.
Go on a dynamic, visual, imaginative, and exciting trip through your inner world to heal your psyche
I help you become more a more conscious human being, feel safe in your body, and enjoy life in the present moment
I’ve studied shock, developmental, and attachment trauma and I’m trained to help you heal it
Use therapy as a way to harmonize your mind, body, emotions, and spirit
Experience yourself as a spiritual being inextricably connected with all of life, and connect to a sense of wonder and awe
You’re more than just a walking brain. I help you get into your body to heal
I don’t define you by a diagnosis. I see you as a human first, and your symptoms as clues to deeper pain that we work towards healing
If you ever need to use a session to vent, be heard, or talk things out, I'm always here for that, too!
Who I Love To Work With
I work with people who are excited to make a change by doing deep inner work that gets to the core of their issues while becoming a more conscious, mindful individual along the way.
I work well with clients who are introspective, curious, motivated, and holistically-minded. They are sometimes highly sensitive people and/or intuitive feeling types (think NF on the Meyers-Briggs test, like INFJ, or ENFP).
Many of them have already done work on themselves through past therapy, or have done independent studying, journaling, meditation, or yoga on their own. They are curious to try an embodied, mindfulness-based, and experiential approach to therapy.
PSA: LGBTQ+ and people diverse religious, ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds are welcomed and loved in my office!
What I Love To Help You Do
Become friends with your emotions and learn how to make them not so scary, befriending stress, sadness, anger, anxiety, and loneliness
Learn to love yourself, and use this loving presence to transform even your darkest parts into something beautiful
End the inner war and feel more at home inside your own mind
Heal from old trauma and become the person you want to be
Tap into your inner wisdom so you can become your own healer and overcome obstacles… both now, and long after therapy is over
Many of My Clients Are Struggling With The Following Issues...
ANXIETY & SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES
Feeling worried, on edge, never able to relax, secretly insecure, or worried no one likes them
Feeling unable to break free from past hurts and burdens and stuck in patterns that aren't serving them
Unsure how to stay centered and manage their emotions and may identify as "highly sensitive"
Wanting to choose a life path and strategies that work for them and their unique wiring
STRESS AND BURNOUT
Overwhelmed by the pressure and not sure how they are going to keep going
LOST AND UNSURE
Unsure what they want to do with their lives, overwhelmed by the options, and constantly second-guessing themselves
Disconnected from who they truly are and craving deeper connections, but unable to create meaningful relationships
Always chasing the wrong people, getting stuck in unhelpful patterns, or feeling frequently triggered in relationships
TESTIMONIALS FOR WORKING WITH EMMA
“With Emma, you can go on a lovely trip inwards if you want to heal your inner world in a professional, safe, and personal setting and place. I think she’s a lovely person, she’s so supportive, creative and grounded, a great listener, knows what she’s doing and willing to help you the best she can.”
Techniques I Use
Internal Family Systems: Get to know, love, heal, integrate, and make the most of every part of yourself. I am level 3 trained in this method, and it forms the core of my practice. Read more here.
Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and DBT skills: Become more present, aware, relaxed, and able to manage your emotions. I worked at a mindfulness center in Thailand for 18 months!
The Enneagram: Learn your dominant personality type, its strengths, its pitfalls, and heal your deepest wounds. Learn more here.
TRE (Trauma/Tension Releasing Exercises): Literally "shake off" stress and tension. I am a certified TRE provider. Learn more here.
The Deets on Online and In-Person Therapy
It's a weird year! Conditions and restrictions are constantly changing, and I am doing my best to serve my clients while also keeping us all safe.
I may be offering in-person sessions on a case-by-case basis. Since conditions are always changing, please ask me about the current status of this during our consult. If you come into the office, we will be sitting 6 feet apart with masks on, either in my office or on the porch (weather permitting).
Online therapy will be conducted over a HIPAA-compliant video platform, similar to zoom. You can access the platform easily via computer, laptop, or smartphone.
“This review is for my experience with “Inner Harmony”, a six week course in IFS, as well as a private IFS session with Emma: Firstly, it seems to me that Emma clearly shares her practice from a place of personal results and healing. The tools and concepts that she shares are shared with an intimate understanding that tells me that she utilizes them regularly. Maybe more importantly, this tells me that she believes fully in what she is sharing.
Secondly, IFS as a practice seems to me to hold infinite healing/therapeutic potential. The framework that IFS provides to explore the mind is simple to navigate and, if one is willing, powerful to behold. I enjoy seeing the world through the lens of IFS on occasion.
Lastly, with the help of Emma, I am successfully navigating these challenging times of Covid-19. In this time, I have experienced doubts and fears and anxieties. Emma, through the lens of IFS, has assisted my process of healing some of the roots of these emotions so that I may live life with more clarity. Thank you, Emma.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the investment and time per session?
My session length is 65 minutes long. This is a little longer than many standard therapy sessions, but I find that this timeframe allows us enough time to do deeper work together so you can get more benefit. Effective April 2021 forward, the rate for a 65-minute session for all new clients is $150.
Do you accept health insurance?
Do you offer sliding scale?
I do not. I have learned that I need to limit the number of clients I see in order to show up for my sessions with you with my self-care tank full, without burning myself out.
How frequently will we meet and how many months will I see you?
Most of my clients see me once per week or once every other week. A small handful of people who have been meeting with me for a while will see me once a month.
How do I use my "Out of Network" benefits?
What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a therapist?
What are your credentials?
What ages do you see? Do you see teens?
Almost all of my clients are in their 20s and 30s. If you are over 39 and my website calls to you, please feel free to reach out.
Are there any clients who you will NOT see?
Yes! This is because I cannot possibly specialize in every area. I have not developed enough competence in the following areas to feel confident in my ability to help you. I believe you will be best served by someone specialized in the area you need help with.