Emily is a Registered Art Therapist & Owner of The Artful Healing Center, which provides LGBTQ+ affirming, informed and creative theapy.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Newhall, CA
With a focus rooted in neuroscience and the mind-body connection, Emily has trained with the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy in Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing, and received her training in Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with the Institute of Creative Mindfulness.
The Artful Healing Center provides gender affirming therapy for transgender, gender creative, and non-binary youth, adults, family members and partners. We provide individual and family therapy. We operate from an informed consent framework and support clients in affirming their identity and expressing their authentic selves. Clinicians at The Artful Healing Center are trained in writing letters of support for gender-affirming medical interventions.
Sometimes it can be hard to find the right words to express how we feel. Sometimes there are no words to describe what happened. Art therapy supports clients in using art to express their thoughts and feelings. We incorporate a myriad of media such as paint, oil pastels, fiber, collage, and 3-D art interventions to support folks in expressing their thoughts and feelings, creative problem-solving, distress tolerance, mindfulness, anxiety-reduction, and cultivating healthy coping strategies.
There are many things in life that we cannot control. Mindfulness is a practice and way of being that helps us notice what we notice, with acceptance, and without judgement. Clinicians at The Artful Healing Center are trained in mindfulness-based therapuetic approaches that center on awareness and acceptance.