I’m Emma.

I am a psychotherapist, yogini, traveler, and writer committed to sharing my personal experiences, knowledge, creativity, and unique perspective in order to help others. My mission is to equip people with emotional, mental, and physical wellness skills which guard against the stress, trauma, and dis-ease we encounter in our lives. I want to help you connect with your inherent worth, wisdom, and wholeness.  It is my hope that you will find something on these pages which resonates with you, elevates you, informs you, or shifts your perspective.

About Me

I believe that humans are highly malleable and adopt patterns throughout life to help us survive the best way we know how. While many of these patterns work well, sometimes they become outdated and no longer serve us.

While pain is often inevitable, suffering is not. With the help of a knowledgeable and supportive therapeutic presence, you can unearth, nonjudgmentally accept, gain insight into, build compassion for, and work to change patterns which are perpetuating the cycle of suffering, so you can more freely experience the fullness of life and come home to yourself.

I help you build resilience so you can embrace life in all its messiness and its grace. My mission is to help you tap into your inherent wisdom, worth, and wholeness to respond more flexibly and adaptively to the stress, trauma, and dis-ease you encounter in life, resulting in a strong baseline of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, and feel more integrated on every level.

 My approach is holistic and trauma-informed, and integrates mindfulness, somatic work, compassion, psychodynamic theory, and psychoeducation. My areas of training include Internal Family Systems, Trauma/Tension Release Exercises, yoga, breathwork, and guided relaxation. I work full-time as a counselor in Thailand and am not taking online clients at this time, but you can check out my blog page to read my thoughts and reflections on life and healing.

Professional Background

I have two bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and Global Studies and have studied, volunteered, and lived in over 25 countries over the past few years. I have been a yoga instructor since July 2014, and completed my training as a senior yoga instructor in India in August 2018.  In December 2017, I completed an M.A. in Professional Counseling in the U.S.A.

My curious attitude has led me to dabble in western massage therapy education and become a Thai massage therapist and an internationally certified English teacher. For 6 years I owned an Etsy business, Philosophias, where I sold bracelets I handmade with natural gemstones. I aspire to live a curious and authentic life, know I am never finished growing and learning, and hope to use my eclectic skillset to serve as a helper, mentor, and guide.

Testimonials

What People Are Saying

When I first was getting to know Emma, I became impressed with her passion for yoga, outlook on life and helping people, and her poise when practicing yoga. After attending Emma’s yoga class for the very first time, I was hooked and became a regular thereafter. I felt so comfortable in her class and even though I was just a beginner, through Emma’s encouragement, perfect cuing, show of examples, patience, and extremely great teaching style, I felt welcomed, far from being judged, and was given the opportunity to be challenged by trying new poses that I have never heard or practiced before. Emma’s enthusiasm and dedication to yoga and mental health allowed me to become not only physically stronger, but I also discovered that practicing yoga helps me de-stress mentally and become more energized in both physical and mental aspects. Emma has had a positive impact on me and I hope others will see the gift she has as well.

Lucie H.

Yoga Student, Unity Yoga & Wellness

“Emma is a wonderful person and an amazing therapist. I met her at the New Life Foundation in Thailand where I choose her to be my counselor. Actually I first decided myself for another therapist, but with her kind, heart-opening personality, I felt that she is actually the person I´ll like to work with on my issues. And that was the best decision I could have made: she helped me so much to understand myself and the world around me in a way I couldn’t imagine before, just by listening, asking the right questions and always giving me the feeling of being right and beloved, just like I am. I am so grateful to have met her. Thank you Emma!”

K. E.

Client, New Life Foundation

I met Emma through yoga. She was teaching Ashtanga at a local studio and her class was recommended to me. I began taking Emma’s class regularly in September 2017. Emma is so supportive in practice by giving modifications or challenging her students. She would even look up answers to questions I had outside of the practice on her time. She helped me find my practice and begin to feel strong in my body. Emma is an all around wonderful person, and excellent at teaching yoga.”

Tristan B.

Yoga Student, Unity Yoga & Wellness

My Blog

Latest Articles

So Much to Admire, to Weep Over

In memory of Brian Bander and Mary Oliver, two beings who have inspired me to live as much as I can in the time I’ve been given. May this be a reminder for all of us to keep admiring life, weeping over it, and belonging to it wholeheartedly.

The Benefits of TRE for Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma

Stress is rampant. It is keeping us from feeling fully alive, and it is killing us. TRE is specifically designed to help reduce stress, connect people with the present moment and their inner experience, and process trauma.

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