Therapy with me may be a little different from what you have experienced before. I take you on a journey deep into your inner world in order to access your own inner wisdom and heal.
Many of my sessions are conducted using altered states of consciousness, including depth hypnosis, shamanic journeying, or a meditation-like process called IFS (also known as "Parts Work".)
Through these methods, you can learn to love yourself more deeply, become more conscious and self-aware, gain insight into deeply held patterns, and heal the wounds underlying the sympsons that are bringing you into therapy.
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.
Techniques I Use
Depth Hypnosis: Experience a spiritual approach that works within your own personal belief system. Explore your inner world to connect to guidance and experience profound healing using an altered state of consciousness. This includes regressions and dream work. I have studied Depth Hypnosis and it is a core part of my practice.
Shamanic Counseling: Learn how to tap into a source of guidance and the earth's wisdom to help you heal. I have completed advanced studies in Applied Shamanism.
Internal Family Systems: Get to know, love, heal, and integrate every part of yourself. *I am level 3 trained in this method. Read more here.
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: Become more present, aware, relaxed, and loving towards your emotions. *I worked at a mindfulness center in Thailand for 18 months
The Enneagram: Learn your main 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 & In-Person Therapy
As it currently stands, I am offering clients a choice of online or in-person sessions. I am vaccinated and the chairs in my office are set 6 feet apart. In-person sessions take place on Monday through Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are online-only days.
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.
Some clients prefer only online sessions, only in-person sessions, or a hybrid of both. I do my best to accommodate your preferences.
**Updated September 2021 and subject to change
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 the methods I use are helpful for healing it
Experience yourself as a spiritual being inextricably connected with all of life, and connect to a sense of wonder and awe
Experience therapy as a way to harmonize your mind, body, emotions, and spirit
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
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.
Many of my clients relate to the following:
Have spiritual curiosity and a mystical side
Are highly sensitive and/or intuitive feeling types (think NF on the Meyers-Briggs test, like INFJ or INFP)
Have a strong desire and motivation to grow and heal
Want to connect to their inner light and love the parts of them that are suffering
See the obstacles they encounter in life as opportunities for growth
Value connecting to the natural world
Have perhaps already been to therapy or have done independent studying, journaling, meditation, or yoga on their own, and want something "more"
Are curious to try an experiential, holistic, and transpersonal approach to therapy
Are working to make the world a better place
Are creative or artistic
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
Incorporate spirituality into the healing process, whatever that means for you
Befriend your emotions and learn how to understand the messages they are sending you
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 and use this to guide your healing process
Learn how to access guidance so you can become your own healer and move through life with more ease… 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"
Are spiritually curious and intuitively "know" that spirituality can be an integral part of their healing process, but aren't sure how to use it to heal their patterns
EXPLORING THEIR PATH
Unsure who they are and what they want to do with their lives. Wanting to get to know themselves better so they can choose a life path that feels rewarding to them
Craving deeper connections, but always chasing the wrong people, getting stuck in unhelpful patterns, or unable to create meaningful 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.”
“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, as a sensitive introvert, I can only see a certain number of clients per week 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 handful of people who have been meeting with me for a while will see me once a month, or as needed.
How do I use my "Out of Network" benefits?
What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a therapist?
What are your credentials?
What age ranges 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. Just like doctors, therapists specialize, too! If you're having heart problems, you'd probably rather see a cardiac specialist than a dermatologist, right?