ABOUT EMILY (she/her)
I value relationships and the people I meet.
I believe one of the most important aspects of life is relationship. To feel seen, heard, and loved is at the core of every human’s needs. As such, I view every session with a client as being sacred. The relationship between client and therapist, as well as the information that is shared is something I hold very dear. As you show up authentically and vulnerably, I vow to also show up authentically and supportively.
I value humor and comedic relief.
Humor is something that runs through my veins and inevitably comes up in session. As we dive deep into serious and profound matters, we will likely find ourselves having moments of laughter as well. Part of living a full life includes the ability to experience the full range of emotions, perhaps including times of laughter as well as tears.
I have an extensive background in dance, and I am a lover of art.
As a former dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer, I believe artistic expression can be a powerful avenue for healing and growth. As such, I love bringing creativity into session and sometimes using more than simple “talk therapy.” In addition to my passion for artistic expression, I also have an understanding of what it’s like to be immersed in the intense and competitive world of an athlete.
Food and body stuff. I get it.
Growing up in the dance world, I also understand the pressures of body image, perfectionism, and food battles. I am incredibly passionate about helping individuals find peace with their bodies and food. Additionally, I am a firm believer that health can come in many sizes, food can and should be enjoyed, and diets are not the answer.
As a child of divorce, I understand the painful process. I also have managed to come out the other side and have thriving relationships. Family and couple relationships can be a source of great pain as well as a source of great love and healing. This is why I am particularly passionate about working with couples and families to help them navigate transitions, challenges, and feelings of “stuck-ness.”
I love spending my free time trying new food and new restaurants or watching TV and movies with my adorable puppy and wonderful partner.
My business is located on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People, past and present. I honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.