MEET EMILY NEWTON
Licensed Professional Counselor
Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has substantial experience working with adults who come to counseling with a diverse range of demographic backgrounds and mental health needs. Emily works with clients who want to uncover and utilize their strengths to develop resiliency and become the agent of change in their life. When done within the context of a warm and empathetic therapeutic relationship, Emily believes that therapy can be a challenging yet restorative journey which leads to a more fulfilling and meaningful life experience on the other end.
Emily’s clinical practice is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and incorporates culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and mindfulness techniques. Emily believes that you are the expert on your own life. She is here to assist you in reconnecting with who you are through uncovering and re-directing the negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that hold you captive. Throughout her career, Emily has specialized in working with adults to confront issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders, impulse control and anger, sexual identity, relationship stressors, and life transitions. As anything in life, Emily believes the most inspiring and worthwhile experiences take time to build, and the same levels of concentration, dedication, and commitment are required to achieve an improved sense of self-understanding and wellness.
Emily completed her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, followed by her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. Since then, Emily has experience working within a law enforcement based federal employee assistance program, and outpatient community mental health practice.
Outside of her clinical work, Emily enjoys spending time by the water, coaching CrossFit, practicing calligraphy, and taking her pup for long walks.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Anxiety and Impulse Control (Panic, OCD)
Depression and Grief