Hi there! I’m Emma, and I love helping people change. I know that understanding mental health can be confusing and stressful, but I also know that there’s hope. You can change your brain and resolve painful emotions, and I can walk you through that process.
I’ve been working in the field of change and growth since 2004. I got my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University, and I’m currently licensed in the state of Utah. I’ve worked in settings like juvenile corrections, adventure therapy programs, high schools, wilderness therapy programs, an eating disorder treatment center, a residential treatment center, and outpatient therapy.
It can be so hard for so many people to access mental health resources. There’s big obstacles like cost, stigma, not knowing where to look, and lack of high-quality local resources, and these make it hard for people to be able to get basic mental health services.
When my first child was born (I have four little girls), I wanted to spend as much time with her as possible when she was little, so I stopped seeing as many clients. But the calls kept coming. Faced with an overwhelming need and an overactive mind, I decided to do one small thing – I started making videos on mental health topics in my wee-morning hours while my babies were asleep. In bite-sized little nuggets, I make mental health skills more accessible through YouTube videos and online courses.
Therapy is this awesome process where two people sit down together and work through a challenge in a personalized, supportive environment of growth. And although these resources are education and not therapy, I’ve seen these videos make a positive impact on thousands of my viewers and students.
I love helping people change, and I’m willing to be creative in how I help that happen. I take a solution-centered approach with an emphasis on teaching skills to help people find love, purpose, and joy in life. I also incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Arbinger Institute philosophy into my work.
In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the world with my husband and daughters, spending time outdoors, taking photos, making stuff, and learning new things.
I am not currently able to take any new clients for therapy or coaching.