Call Us: 708.848.0491
Call Us: 708.848.0491
Hi, I am Emma. I believe that the more you learn to trust and deepen your relationship with yourself, the stronger you will be in confronting your personal struggles. I believe that connection with yourself and with others can be healing. Working together, I envision us identifying options to move forward in your life.
I became a therapist because I have a strong sense of curiosity to know people, and to understand why and how they think and live through each day. I seek to explore your core truths and help illuminate your strengths that might often be hidden or hard to acknowledge. I believe that people can heal from focusing on both their mind and body. In this way, we can also tap into your physical body, exploring acupressure, breathwork and mantras/meditations. It is my honor to support you as you find a way home to both your body and yourself.
Depending on who I am working with, I utilize different therapeutic techniques to build on strengths and unique situations. Most commonly, I tend to focus on the interconnections between people, reframing the stories we create for ourselves, and mending any dysfunctional thought patterns. Through our sessions, you will learn tools and coping skills to manage new behaviors and support healthier thought patterns. You will learn how to implement these tools and skills during difficult moments when you need them the most.
I want to support you in becoming the best version of yourself and to help you continuously strive to feel more alive. I will walk alongside you sharing moments of creativity, humor, honesty and compassion.
I hold a Master's degree in Social Work and and a dual undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Spanish. I have been trained and certified in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and a 40-hr Domestic Violence training certified by Apna Ghar. I have extensive experience working in the immigrant and refugee community, specifically with the Latinx population. I have worked alongside youth and adults, individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, poverty, and couples who are mending and maintaining their relationships.
Specialties and Clinical Interests Include:
• Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families
• Discovering your "purpose" or "mission"
• Employment and career transitions
• Immigration Evaluations
• Individual Adults and Couples
• Life Transitions
• Mindfulness Skills
• Parenting & Work/Life Balance Issues
• Relationship Issues
• Self Esteem
• Single motherhood
• Stress Management
• Trauma & PTSD
• Women’s Issues
• Youth and adolescent anxiety
“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman