Emily Maynard (she/her/hers)

MA, AMFT
Accepting Clients

You don't want to be a burden on your friends so you keep it all inside, but it's tearing you apart. I can help you rewrite your story.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA
Supervised by Emily Celis, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

You know what you want to say, but the words keep getting stuck in your throat because you don't want to hurt anyone. You try to connect with others, but shame is always getting in the way. You're exhausted by being the family secret-keeper, and you can't hold the world together on your own anymore. Alcohol doesn't cut it anymore; you know you have to actually face the past if you want the future to change.

My Background and Approach

As a lifelong bookworm, I love talking about the stories that shape our lives. Unfortunately, the stories that influence us the most the ones we never wanted: family secrets, relationship and sexual difficulties, unhelpful alcohol use and compulsive shopping, struggles with faith, rejection and discrimination, people-pleasing, hiding, anxiety, and shame. But this doesn't have to be the main plot of your life - I can help you write a better future. My approach to healing is grounded in narrative therapy, and influenced by post-modern & feminist theories, solution-focused interventions, and EMDR trauma recovery practices. If you have no idea what any of that means, don’t worry! What you need to know is that I am committed to therapy that is personalized for you and focuses on meaningful healing instead of just putting you in a diagnostic box. I'm an active therapist who will notice patterns and ask questions that will get to the heart of who you are, and we'll go forward together.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

You want a therapist who really understands what you’re facing, and I do! I’ve dealt with betrayal, anxiety, family difficulties, and the pressures of being raised as a good Christian girl. I’ve lost my voice in toxic relationships and learned to speak up again. I know the demands of modern success, social media comparison, and perfectionism that can keep us from peace and confidence. Your path forward won't be the same as mine, but I know you can do it because I have, and I've walked with my clients through changes that last. I am dedicated to anti-racist and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy. I support Health at Every Size principles, and stand with clients against a culture that dismisses people based on their gender expression, identity, size, or disability. In my work with survivors of Spiritual Abuse and Religious Trauma, I don't dictate spiritual outcomes, but I help clients find a healthier religious or secular path forward.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session

Info

714-391-3853 Email Emily
TELETHERAPY ONLY - S.A.G.E. Holistic Health + Wellness Center
14081 Yorba Street Suite 105
Tustin, CA 92780

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