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morning bird/night owl
I’m Emily, and I’m so glad you found me. I know we don’t know each other (or maybe we do!) but it feels like however you got here, you belong. And while I’d like to think that I have a hand in our lives overlapping, where these words are first meeting you and our worlds collide, there’s far more at work than I can explain. But every story has a beginning and here’s mine.
As a 30-something who’s still charting her path and settling into big uncertainties, finding joy in small wonders and gratitude in befriending the good, the bad, and the ugly, I’m not afraid to admit that I don’t have it all figured out. But I believe that the gaps in our lives, the unanswered questions and unresolved endings, are invitations to dig a little deeper and welcome what we uncover.
As a writer, blogger, and mental health therapist, I’ve found not just a sense of purpose but a resting place, where I’m continually expanding my comfort zone and reveling in the wonders of what it means to be human and to be fully alive.
No matter the form the day takes, it is always ripe with opportunity: to grow, to play, to laugh, to cry, to scream, to dance, to sing, to think, to overthink, to love, to be vulnerable, to be brave, to listen, to speak up, to create, to learn, to teach, to forgive, to grieve, to celebrate, to be mindful, to be curious, to strive, to connect, to disconnect, to fail, to begin again, to live.
Bringing bits of myself into everything I create is an ongoing experiment in vulnerability and an organic unfolding. I hope you’re able to see them. I hope you find bits of yourself in them too.
Let’s talk therapy.
What type of therapist are you?
I specialize in working with women who are wrestling with discomfort and uncertainty arising from life transitions, work and familial responsibilities, intimate partnerships, and chronic stressors that have become too heavy to bear. Here’s a taste of what I enjoy most about my work:
• Developing meaningful self-care strategies tailored to a client’s strengths, interests, and creativity
• Witnessing, writing, and rewriting clients’ stories with them
• Challenging clients to meet all of their parts with curiosity, gratitude, and tenderness
• Enabling clients to accept their experience while quieting the inner voice of self-judgment
• Working with clients to identify their values and live from a space that honors them
• Exploring the roles of nutrition, diet, sleep, and exercise in promoting clients’ emotional wellness
• Participating in clients’ growth as they learn to flourish in the face of life’s hardships
I want my clients to meet themselves at the start and end of each day and fall in love all over again with what they find. I try to help them want this too.
Golden milk + crosswords + learning new words + yoga with Adriene + meditating + screen time breaks + getting outdoors + making sweet things + dabbling in savory things + book stacks + The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse + baking bread (or pretending I do) + hiking + collecting bits of nature on walks + running + diversifying my music library + always, forever, invariably: spending time with my favorite girl, whose ears happen to perk up at the word “park,” Lyla.