Emily received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University. She received her BA from the University of Iowa where she studied Communications, Human Relations, and American Sign Language. Emily has met all the requirements for licensure in Illinois including passing the National Counseling Exam, completing the educational requirements from a CACREP-accredited institution, and completing 600 hours of internship experience. She is awaiting the approval of the licensure by the state of Illinois. Emily was born and raised in the Northwest side of Chicago, and attended Resurrection High School. She is very dedicated to not only giving back to her Northwest side community, but also passionate about being able to assist anyone who reaches out for help and guidance. She has experience working with a wide range of clients, both culturally and demographically, and client issues, such as anxiety and depressive symptoms, chronic illness, and addiction. Her practice is guided by many different theoretical orientations and evidence-based practices- such as CBT, DBT, positive psychology, and mindfulness- in order to provide the client with the most appropriate services that will allow for change and healing to begin. She is a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She is a mandated reporter, received certifications online regarding suicide prevention and has completed training in cognitive processing therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.