Emily specializes in working with adolescents and young adults who experience challenges such as racing thoughts, obsessive thinking, and emotion dysregulation. These experiences often stem from conditions like anxiety, OCD, trauma, and depression, all of which significantly impact daily life. As you work with Emily, she’ll help you build on your existing skills while introducing new strategies that will allow you to manage your mind and behaviours more.
In your sessions with Emily, you'll engage in a non-judgmental and exploratory journey into your experiences. Emily fosters connections between your past and current feelings with honesty, compassion, and a touch of humour. Trained in therapeutic approaches such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Emily tailors strategies to your unique identity, considering aspects such as gender, culture, and spirituality. She works collaboratively to incorporate these elements into personalized approaches that align with your intentions.
Outside of her sessions, Emily loves to explore new activities. Most recently, she completed an intro to bouldering and backwoods camping workshops and has her eyes on a pottery-making class. She loves to DIY things around her house and read. She likes to travel around the world and immerse herself in the culture she is exploring; on her bucket list is a van trip around New Zealand. She makes time for live entertainment as often as possible, so she always has a musical, a concert or an event in the calendar. Emily is passionate about creating a life that feels authentic to her and filling it with loved ones and joy.
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto, 2021
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - The SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy For OCD - Echo Ontario
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; Adherent & Skills Only
Externalization of Graphic Imagery - George Hull Institute For Child Trauma
Ontario college of Social Workers and Social Service Workers