Emily Decker (she/her)

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My work as a therapist is to be like a lantern in the dark: while it will always be up to you to walk your path, I can help light the way.

Licensed Professional Counselor in ,

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Clients who come to me have survived a lot, but don't necessarily feel like survivors. I work with individuals of all identities and backgrounds. I specialize in helping trauma survivors and people with disabilities and chronic illness reach their goals for healing, self-acceptance, and growth. I offer video tele-therapy for all clients and consider this a specialty area of mine.

My Background and Approach

I identify as a primarily Gestalt therapist, which means I focus on not just who you are and what you do, but how your emotions and thoughts interact with your decisions, actions, and behaviors. This information helps you develop much stronger feelings of control, competence, and calm. My experiences as a counselor have been broad. I have worked in counseling agencies, psychiatric crisis centers, hospitals, universities, and schools. I have provided counseling to clients from many backgrounds, of many ethnicities, and across the gender and orientation spectrum. I have taught parenting classes, led support groups, and created boundary and social skills classes. I exclusively offer telehealth while I am pursuing a PhD in Counseling Education through George Washington University in Washington, DC.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I own the privilege I have as a white, cisgendered person. I also experience life as a queer woman with a chronic disability. I strongly uphold the values of social justice. I am an ally, and have created a therapeutic environment and practice that is open, welcoming, accepting, and nonjudgemental. I have extensive experience working with people experiencing disability, with the LGBTQ community, with BIPOC, and with people experiencing homelessness, and consider advocating for these communities to be an ethical mandate. Human rights, social justice and mental health are intimately connected. In my PhD program, I focus my work on intergenerational trauma and social justice. Living in Washington, DC, I feel privileged to be able to advocate on a national stage. Movements to which I donate time and resources include: Black Lives Matter, disability rights, LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, women's rights, justice system reform, universal healthcare, and Housing First, among others.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 125/session

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