"What a difference a year makes! I started seeing Emily when an important relationship blew up, as it needed to, but nonetheless it triggered huge emotions. I saw Emily once a week for about 6 months and then twice a month for 5 months. She was definitely my lifeline. I came to see that my emotions weren’t about the relationship but about unresolved childhood trauma. I was ending up in relationships that left me feeling as I had felt so often in childhood: alone, abandoned, disrespected, etc. Emily encouraged me to look at the painful past with a new eye. Together we integrated each person from my childhood self: infant, toddler, teen until I reached a point where I feel like a whole adult person for once in my life. I have so much love for each of those young parts of myself where I never did before. Not that everything is easy now but there’s a lot more clarity about what’s happening when it’s not easy and what to do to improve the situation. The most influential woman in my life, Emily, helped me get my joy back and I will be forever grateful." ~Cindy L., Florida
"I’ve worked with several very talented therapists through the years and have taken something valuable from each of them. After several introductory sessions, we would get to work delving into my emotional past and breakthroughs would follow. My work with Emily however is on an entirely different level. In our very first session, I experienced a powerful shift in maladaptive thinking that had been bogging me down for months. In our second session, she helped me to pinpoint the source of a negative voice that had been undermining me for most of my life- one I didn’t even know was there! She made observations and asked questions that could only be formed by tapping into something larger than herself and the effects were immediate and profound. What I found most singular about the experience was her confidence- not only in herself and her abilities but in ME. She had no doubt that I could and would heal, that together we would face, confront and galvanize the darkest of my fears. I was not broken or fragile but simply operating under a few mistaken beliefs about myself and the world that were formed long ago. Her confidence in me was infectious, empowering me to be my most vulnerable self and THAT is where the healing happens. I would highly recommend Emily’s services to anyone looking to make fast, powerful changes in their lives and themselves." ~Anna J, Seward, AK
"I put doing this piece of work off for a long time. As a psychotherapist I knew the amount of energy it would take for me to go that deep and I was scared of what I might find. And what if, after all that emotional upheaval, it doesn't work? But finally, the discomfort of not doing it became unbearable and I relented.
In a word, it was transformative. Emily's use of intuition is unlike most therapists I know. She instinctively knows where to take you, when to push the boundary of comfort and when to pull back. In my interactions with these fragmented parts of myself, there were moments when I felt painfully vulnerable and yet Emily's ability to stay curious in these moments instead of judging allowed me too do the same. I still am amazed by how much I learned about my inner workings in just over an hour.
At the end of our second session, i was able to take these little girls into my heart, in a way that made them feel comfortable. Months after my two sessions with Emily, I talk to myself with more compassion and understanding than I had before our work. I have lost a big piece of shame and judgement around certain behaviors as well.
I hold a deep respect for this type of experiential healing but more so for Emily since it takes tremendous skill and intuition to have this work be done right. This is a gift that cannot be taught to someone, they either have it or they don't. Emily has it and then some." Heather Monroe, Nashville, TN