Meet Emily!

Emily has over 9 years of experience in the mental health field providing outpatient, residential, home-based and group therapy services.  She has worked with children, both in personal and professional capacities for over 14 years.  

Emily has the following credentials;

  • Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health

  • Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

  • Nationally Certified Counselor

  • Qualified Mental Health Professional

Emily has a passion for working with children and supporting their families through therapeutic interventions and strategies.  Emily believes in the power of play as a tool for facilitating therapy sessions with children.  Regardless of the difficulty that brings you into the office, Emily believes that all clients have the ability to find peace and hope through support and encouragement.  

Specialty areas include;

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Attachment (including foster care involvement)

  • Trauma

  • Behavioral difficulties

  • Adjustment concerns

  • Self-esteem


  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology, minor in Human Development-SDSU, Brookings, SD

  • Master's of Science in Counseling and Human Resource Development-SDSU, Brookings, SD

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Play Therapy-Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Doctoral Candidate, Developmental Psychology-Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

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