Emily’s heartfelt desire is to see God’s redemptive work unfold in the midst of broken stories. She is honored to join clients in their pain, and walk with them towards hope and healing. Emily’s goal is to create a safe space, where clients feel accepted as they are, as well as empowered and encouraged to be all they were created to be.
Emily partners with couples, individuals, and adolescents (16yo and above). She works specifically with couples struggling to navigate communication, affair recovery, conflict resolution, and sexual concerns. She is PREPARE/ENRICH certified, through which she provides engaged couples pre-marital counseling. Emily’s work with individuals focuses on anxiety, depression, grief, divorce recovery, codependency, family of origin issues, and/or low self-esteem.
Additionally, Emily holds a special passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma or abuse. She is trained to work with trauma in both individual and couple contexts. Emily remains fiercely hopeful in her clients’ abilities to heal, grow, and make meaning out of their darkest experiences.
Emily earned a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy with a certificate in Trauma Counseling from Richmont Graduate University, located in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently pursuing dual-licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor. She practices at Building Intimate Marriages under the direction and supervision of Michael Sytsma (PhD, LPC, CST, CSAS, CPCS). Emily is also a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).
Emily is married to Kevin, her best friend and loving husband. They call Atlanta home, where they enjoy exploring the city together.