Hi, I’m Emily! I grew up in the Washington, DC area and I've been living in New Orleans since 2012. I have a Bachelor's degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where I learned about things like interpersonal communication skills, social identity, systemic oppression, and restorative processes like mediation. I earned my Master's of Education in clinical mental health counseling at the University of New Orleans, and gained experience working with adults in an addiction treatment program as well as with children and families in the juvenile justice system. As a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC), I work under the supervision of Josienne Goodrow, LPC-S.
I love being a counselor because I get the opportunity to connect with all different kinds of people, to share in their experiences, and to support them in their processes of healing and growth. My own personal growth is important to me, and I am always working on myself through meditation practice, reading and research, meaningful and authentic relationships with others, travel, asana (yoga) practice, professional development trainings, supervision, consultation, and psychotherapy.
I work with people who are struggling with challenges like anxiety, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. My current areas of study include mindfulness, trauma healing, spirituality, antiracism, LGBTQ+ issues, and the mind-body connection. I am trained in the use of meditation in counseling, and am currently working towards certification in teaching yoga.