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Emily Walker, LPCA

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Licensed Professional Counselor -

Associate

Westside Clinic

emily@connectionsfirst.org

(971) 208-3142

“You know yourself best,”

PNW native, Emily’s ultimate goal is to meet others where they are at and empower them to draw upon internal and external resources of strength. Em utilizes a strength-based eclectic approach with a creative flair; each session is catered to fit the needs of the individual.

Emily works with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families. Specializing in art therapy and body based work, they are trained in supporting a variety of eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chronic illness, and complex PTSD. Em offers a deep awareness of LGBTQ+ concerns and holds an anti-oppressive lens, bringing space in session to explore, process, and challenge cultural/systemic assumptions and beliefs.

Emily’s use of Art Therapy in combination with traditional talk therapy allows clients to connect with themselves, their bodies, thoughts, emotions, and relationships at a deeper level without the limitations of words. Art Therapy is accessible to anyone, not just an “artist”, as the purpose behind the art making is the process not the final product. In session Em will often use a combination of Person-Centered, Polyvagal Theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with art therapy interventions.

While therapy can be difficult, Emily believes in bringing compassion and humor into the therapeutic relationship. When not in the office, she can be found reading a book, visiting coffee shops around the city, or taking their cat on a walk!