Founder/Owner, Clinical Director, Marriage & Family Therapist, Specialist in Maternal & Reproductive Mental Health, EMDR Trained
Credentials: MA, LMFT, MPH
UAMFT APPROVED SUPERVISOR
Emily is the founder and owner of New Beginnings Counseling Group. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Emily is passionate about working with couples struggling in their relationships. Some of the most common issues that she works with include: depression/anxiety, conflict resolution, improving communication skills, managing life transitions and adjustment, infidelity/betrayal, sex and intimacy issues and rebuilding trust. She is committed to teaching couples how they can strengthen their relationships by improving communication skills, building emotional intimacy and learning more effective ways in handling conflict in order to achieve a deeper, more meaningful connection.
Emily specializes in women’s mental health issues and understands the unique set of challenges related specifically to women’s reproductive & maternal mental health. Her specialties in this area include: postpartum depression and anxiety, infertility, life transitions (i.e., adjustment to motherhood, menopause, etc.), trauma, codependency and grief/loss (i.e., miscarriage, stillbirths, etc.).
Utilizing education, training and her own life’s experience has proven to be some of the most effective tools and resources in providing her clients with empathy and compassion, a deeper understanding and insight into problems, as well as much needed emotional support, resulting in a great sense of hope and healing. Emily has shared, “Seeing lives change is the greatest and most satisfying aspect of what I do!”
Education & Training
Emily graduated with honors from Indiana Wesleyan University, receiving her Master of Arts (MA) degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, Emily received a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Hawaii and was nominated into the National Honorary Society of Public Health. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Family Science, with a minor in Psychology.
In her graduate and post-graduate work, Emily received specialized training in postpartum depression/anxiety and became certified in perinatal mood disorders. In addition, she received post-graduate specialty training in EMDR, infertility counseling, an externship in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), as well as completing a certification course on “Making Marriages Work” and Levels 1 & 2 of the Gottman Method, taught by founders John & Julie Gottman. Finally, Emily has taken professional development training in grief and loss, infidelity, mindfulness, ADHD, and addictions.
Emily is a licensed in Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor in the State of Utah. She is an active member of the Utah and Indiana Association of Marriage and Family Therapy as well as a Clinical Fellow of the national American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). In addition, Emily is a member of Postpartum Support International (PSI) and of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Emily utilizes a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach in working with clients. The therapeutic approaches used in therapy include: Family/Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused (EFT), Person Centered Therapy (PCT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Structural techniques. She also incorporates attachment theory, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology when treating individuals, couples, and families.
In Emily’s free time, she enjoys learning/continuing education, teaching, traveling, camping, going to the beach, reading, listening to music, and walking. She love spending time with family and friends, and is very active in her faith and serving in the community.