Emily is a pre-licensed professional counselor who has experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with OCD and anxiety-related disorders. She is a graduate of Lipscomb University where she obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Play Therapy and Expressive Arts. Although she does not provide play therapy as a part of services at the NOATC, Emily uses these skills to infuse her work with a sense of playfulness to engage her younger clients. Moreover, Emily has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). She completed her internships and provided a year of post-masters counseling at PSYCHē, PLLC where she fell in love with treating OCD and anxiety disorders across the lifespan.
Prior to attending graduate school, Emily started her career with Centerstone as a Behavior Coach where she assisted in implementing behavioral interventions and served as a liaison between teachers, school counselors, and families to help students with mental health diagnoses. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science with a minor in Psychology from The Ohio State University.
As an athlete, Emily is familiar with the stress of performing when the stakes are high. Sports and performance anxiety are some of her favorite things to treat, as well as social anxiety and panic disorder. She’s realistic, empathetic, and has a passion for helping others succeed. In her free time she enjoys running, being in nature (especially on the beach), playing with her dog, and partaking in expressive arts such as painting, drawing, and dancing.