Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Supervisor who has been in practice for over 17 years. She has compassionately worked with children, teenagers, adults, and families in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential treatment, and schools. Emily uses humor and kindness to look at ways your family system and past experiences have enhanced your relationship skills and ways they might be getting in your way. She’s here to tailor the therapeutic experience to your needs and offer you strategies and tools to accomplish your goals. Emily believes that that the most important ingredient in successful treatment is the therapeutic relationship. You are your own expert who deserves to speak their truth and be heard. We often get stuck in old patterns that were once necessary for our survival and protection that may be impacting our relationship with ourselves and others. Whether Emily is working with children, teenagers, or adults, she is here for you along the way towards your journey of hope and healing.
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 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.
Vida Clinic partners with organizations and individuals to provide a range of high quality clinical mental health services that includes individual, family, group counseling; teletherapy services; consultation services for professional organizations including schools and culture-building experiences.