Emily Farnen, MEd, LPC-MHSP

Licensed Professional Counselor
Locations: Brentwood and Telehealth
Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience treating a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, OCD, and substance use disorders. She obtained her master’s degree in Human Development and Counseling from Vanderbilt University in 2017. After graduating she provided clinical care at a trauma-focused residential treatment center, working with adults struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Most recently Emily worked as a therapist at the intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization levels of care, treating adults and adolescents diagnosed with anxiety and OCD related disorders. She enjoys working as a team with her clients, together challenging fears, changing behaviors, and identifying unhelpful thinking patterns.

Prior to graduate school Emily received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Miami. She has experience working in research, examining the efficacy of various interventions for adolescent substance abuse, and the impact of drug court models of care on adolescent drug use and recidivism. Emily integrates her research background with clinical practice. She utilizes evidence-based treatment models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness-
based interventions as a clinician.

In her free time she enjoys playing fetch with her cat (yes, you read that correctly), cheering on the Miami Hurricanes, watching scary movies, reading, and spending as much time in the sun as possible.

What Her Colleagues Say About Her: Calm, Gentle, Methodical, Knowledgable, Chill, Patient, Caring