Dr. Emma is enthusiastic about providing a warm, safe, and welcoming environment to meet the individual needs of every client and his/her loved ones. Through empathy and non judgment, nurturance of the therapeutic relationship can occur, and from here, clients can begin to examine challenging life issues.
Throughout her doctoral experience, Emma worked in various settings, including an inner-city charter school, community mental health center, community center for adult sexual assault survivors, an adolescent day treatment program, and a neuropsychological clinic. During these opportunities,Emma gained experience working with a culturally diverse population of clients ranging from age five to older adults. Conducting evaluations, running psychoeducation and process groups, engaging in individual therapy, and working in a multidisciplinary team to assist adolescents in a transition back to school; all of which afforded Emma priceless knowledge and invaluable experience.
Over the past four years, Emma has cultivated a wealth of knowledge, working at a male juvenile center. Here she provided individual and group services to incarcerated youth. During that time, she developed an interest and passion to treat and rehabilitate juvenile offenders.
In addition to working with juvenile offenders, Emma’s interests include working with children, adolescents, and young adults with life transitions and/or additional mental health concerns.
Clinical Focus Areas
- Mood disorders
- Behavior disorders
- Adjustment disorders
- Personality disorders
- Grief and loss
- Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology-Doctorate in Psychology and Masters of Science in Psychology
- Loras College- Masters in Counseling Psychology
- Edgewood College- Bachelor of Science
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist- IL Lic # 071009921
- WI Lic # 3775
- Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (C-DBT)
- EMDR trained clinician
- American Psychological Association (APA)