Emily Thomas (She/her/hers)
I am a licensed clinical social work and I have a Master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State. I have experience working with all ages and many backgrounds with various diagnoses. I have worked with individuals, groups, and families for many years. I have continued to gain knowledge through seminars and lectures and I am always willing to learn new techniques. I believe that the mental health field is forever growing and changing and new knowledge and research is always a good thing.
My goals are to continue to incorporate new research and techniques into practice. I am a strong believer that everyone is an individual and not all techniques work for every person. I generally use a variety of approaches that include major elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, art therapy, play therapy as well as a family systems approach and EMDR. I believe in a person centered practice. I generally utilize a mix of approaches to help an individual depending on the client’s age. I specialize in helping parents, teens, couples, as well as adults and children with anxiety. I enjoy helping others to find hope and to understand themselves better.
I have worked with a wide variety of concerns. I have worked with individuals in crisis situations for many years including but not limited to self-harming behaviors, suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, and psychosis. I have worked with many individuals that have both lifelong conditions as well as situational conditions such as death and divorce. I have worked with many parents on improving parenting skills as well as individuals on learning and implementing effective positive coping skills. I believe strongly in the power of communication and helping families and couples as well as individuals improve their communication skills. I want to help others to reach their personal goals and to succeed in whatever that individual wants to succeed in.