About My Clients
Our psychic pain cannot always be communicated through words. Many seek out expressive therapy because they seek another way to be in relation to themselves, to express, to see, to understand and to heal deeply. We work with diverse individuals, who have diverse needs & life experiences. Often our clients have experienced traumas, struggle with anxiety or mood difficulties, experiencing life transitions, existential/spiritual difficulties, and/or chronic pain.
My Background and Approach
We work with our clients to co-create the space for healing. Sessions are a time of self-discovery and we deeply trust in your own innate healing system. Together we move deeply at the pace your nervous system sets. Sometimes this involves historical exploration, sometimes listening to the body, and sometimes issues from the here-and-now. Emily's continuing education is centered around polyvagel yoga therapy, expressive therapies, art and the brain, and cultural competencies. She is orients her treatment to emotional coherence and integration of the self. Emily is gentle, direct, supportive, reflective, creative, playful, transparent & open. She is a natural helper & deeply care about those she work with. Clients often comment that she kind and supports without judgment. Emily also has two associates, Susie, a drama therapist and Morgan, a music therapist, who are on her team. They also offer individual and group work. You can find more info about Morgan and Susie our website.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
There are many ways to heal and it can look different at different times in ones life. I love being able to offer expressive experiences for people and have witnessed how art making can enhance someone's life (no 'talent' or 'skill' needed). Myself included. It is possible to heal and re-train one's nervous system in order to allow more love, creativity, and joy in your daily life. It is possible to be more grounded, more compassionate towards yourself, and allow yourself to rest. I believe it takes guts to be in therapy. The right therapist makes a difference. Timing also matters. I engage with the women’s movement, suicide awareness, eco/environmental & sustainability practices & the student debt crisis. I ally with LGBTQ+ and BLM. I actively embrace all cultures and enjoy differences. You can find out more information about our team at www.createartandwellness.com. I look forward to connecting with you.