Emily has been in practice in Orange County for 10 years, specializing in women’s emotional health.
Known for her warm and friendly style, Emily works from an attachment-based, psychodynamic model of psychotherapy. In other words, the best way to understand our adult emotional life is to examine our earliest childhood relationships. These first experiences shape our relational patterns and drive our expectations of ourselves and others. By bringing these formative relationships to the front of our mind, we have the opportunity to choose – as adults – which patterns to keep, which to let go and which to adjust. This is how we make positive change that will last.
Emily has also received specialized training in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), a well-researched form of therapy that has proven highly effective for those who have suffered trauma (major or minor, physical or emotional). It is recognized as the treatment of choice for trauma and disturbing events by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Dept. of Defense.
Additionally, Emily has received post-graduate training in:
- EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Child development
- Grief and Loss
Emily is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University.
She holds degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology and the University of Southern Californian (with Phi Beta Kappa honors).
Emily is a professional member of:
- CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
- EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)