“Focus on the step in front of you, not the entire staircase.”
Emily is passionate about nurturing children and adolescents and promoting a positive outlook for all areas of life. She understands the demands of development can sometimes become too heavy to carry, so her goal is to meet each client exactly where they are in their journey and walk beside them each step of the way. Emily has experience conducting individual, family, and group therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings, focusing on areas such as anxiety, depression, bullying, social skills, and healthy relationships. Emily feels she connects to ages 4 up to age 21 as she can draw from her own life experiences and aid those in need. Her background in applied behavioral analysis allows her to understand both neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals seeking mental health services.
Emily utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in her counseling skills. Her experience working with trauma has allowed her to operate through a trauma informed lens, using mainly a cognitive-behavioral approach. In addition to TF-CBT, Emily enjoys tying in mindfulness approaches into her counseling style. Emily believes that counseling is effective when the mind and body work together, so she enjoys connecting clients to physical skills such as yoga, walking, running, and other sports to encourage an entire body healing.
Emily graduated from Georgia College & State University with her undergraduate degree in psychology. From there, she went on to Mercer University where she graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2020. Emily completed her internship at Laurel Heights Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia where she provided individual, family, and group counseling to teenage girls ages 12-16. From there, Emily became a registered behavior technician, providing direct behavioral therapy for children and teenagers on the autism spectrum. At the same time, Emily was utilizing her counseling skills, providing counseling to children and teenagers both in person and virtually.
Emily is the youngest of four siblings and a Georgia native. She has a passion for dogs as she has grown up with at least two dogs in her home at any given time. Her dream dog is an Australian shepherd, and she would love to one day rescue a dog of her own. In her free time, she enjoys doing yoga, running, playing the guitar, reading, and experimenting in the kitchen. Her most recent item she can’t live without is her Instant Pot! Emily loves to discover new music, and her favorite genre is classic rock. Emily has roots in North Point Community Church as she has attended since approximately 3rd grade.