Emily Schultz, LCSW-S
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Supervisor (LCSW-S) with more than 15 years of experience working with children and families in both outpatient mental health settings and residential treatment centers. Understanding that individuals and families may be seeking treatment for problematic behaviors that were once essential for their safety and survival, led Emily towards her passion of working with those healing from trauma. When working with children, Emily believes that by listening to a child’s perspective and uncovering the feelings underlying their challenging behavior, a child can achieve healing, increase their sense of felt safety, and learn essential life skills. In addition, Emily believes that the most important ingredient in successful treatment is the therapeutic relationship, and that individuals and families are their own experts who need to speak their truth and be heard. Emily completed training in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) in 2014 and offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children to see the whole child in their care and help that child reach their highest potential. Emily uses a relational, strengths-based and systems theory approach and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness strategies, and self-compassion techniques when providing individual, group, and family therapy. Her specialties include trauma, attachment, foster care and adoption, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, low self-esteem, and stress management. Outside of work, Emily loves yoga and exploring all Austin has to offer, frequenting the newest super-hero movie releases and enjoying chips and queso at her favorite Mexican restaurants.