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University of North Texas

Kay is  an avid organic gardener whose veggie and flower gardens provide her with a creative canvas to nurture her soul. Kay have been married for over 30 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and son-in-law, and most of all Kay loves being a grandmother to three beautiful and rambunctious grandchildren.

Dr. Kay Trotter

PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

CEO and Founder Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health | Speaker | Author | Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor | Registered Play Therapist Supervisor | National Certified Counselor | Child Centered Play Therapist Supervisor | Child-Parent Relationship Therapy Supervisor

I am the founder of Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health in Flower Mound, Texas and have a passion for guiding my counselors and other professions who work with children and their families. This driving force has made me a sought-after counseling expert and business transformation leader. I am also known worldwide for my pioneering research on the effectiveness of Equine-Assisted Mental Health.

As a published author and international conference speaker, I
am considered a thought leader on tackling contemporary issues
that both counselors and laypeople face on a daily basis, such
as teen suicide, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting and
navigating the emotional pitfalls of social media.

I myself experienced a frightening and traumatic event as a
passenger on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted for
a nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico. The ordeal gave me
personal knowledge of what it means to suffer from
post-traumatic stress.

Currently, I have stepped back from direct patient care to
reach a broader audience, through public speaking, training and
publishing. Don’t worry I will be around managing my successful
group counseling practice.

Dr. Trotter holds a doctoral degree from the University of North Texas where she studied and practiced Play Therapy at the UNT Child and Family Resource Clinic and Equine-Assisted Mental Health.

  • Appointed to the COVID19 Triage Committee, Medical City
    Lewisville, Texas.
  • Appointed to the Medical City Lewisville Board of Trustees.
  • Appointed to the Cross Timbers Rotary Board of Directors.
  •  Appointed the chairperson to the Cross Timbers Rotary –
    Family of Rotary.
  • University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy awarded Dr. Trotter the designation of:
    – Certified Child-Centered Play Therapy Level 3 Trainer/Educator and Certified Child Parent
    – Relationship Therapy Advanced Practitioner/Supervisor Level 3.
  • Guest counseling educator at Midwestern State
    University 2016 Harlan Steph Counseling Conference,
    teaching 6-hour CEU’s to mental health professionals on:
    “Expressive Art Therapy in Action & Ethical
    Implications: Discover the transformative power of moving
    beyond words.
  • Conducts Emotion Coaching – The Heart of Parenting
    Workshops.This program developed by Drs. John and Julie
    Gottman, teaches parents how to help kids become healthy,
    compassionate and moral adults more likely to make
    successful life choices. With this emotionally supportive
    foundation, parents will be much more successful at setting
    limits and problem solving. The better a parent is at
    emotion coaching with their children; the better parents
    can prepare them to become happy and healthy adults.
  • Elected President-Elect to The North Texas Chapter of
    The Texas Association for Play Therapy. A division of
    The Association for Play Therapy, a national
    professional society established to promote and applying
    the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat
    clients, particularly children.
  • Had the honor to presented Plugged-In and Tuned-Out: the
  • Dangers of Internet Addiction to local civic and community
    organizations (Crossroad Bible Church, Bridlewood
    Elementary PTA, Metrocrest Moms of Multiples,
    Copple Early Childhood Association and LISD Greater
    Lewisville Early Childhood PTA.)
  • Completed Theraplay® Level 1 an essential treatment
    modality for professionals who work with children and
    families who struggle with attachment issues.
  • Completed Gottman Model Level 1 Couples Training – this
    training draws on extensive research that helps couples
    break through barriers to achieve greater understanding,
    connection and intimacy in their relationships.
  • Play Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Trauma
  • Parenting

University of North Texas

Wednesday • Friday • Saturday

As a mother of an adopted child, and a sister of an adopted brother, Jennifer is particularly passionate about helping families navigate the adoption process. She also loves hiking and has hiked to the top of several 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado, including Longs Peak. Jennifer is also a world traveler and thrill-seeker who has enjoyed many fun adventures,
including skiing in the Swiss Alps, zip-lining in Costa Rica, waterfall repelling in Mexico, riding an elephant in Sri Lanka, white water rafting in the grand canyon, and kayaking alongside whales in Hawaii. Her favorite trip was to China, where she visited places where her grandparents were missionaries.

Dr. Jennifer Baggerly

PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor | Registered Play Therapist Supervisor | Child Centered Play Therapist Supervisor | Child-Parent Relationship Therapy Supervisor

Children and adults no longer have to suffer because treatment is available to help you live a happier and healthier life. Dr. Baggerly specializes in treatment for trauma and abuse by offering a safe space to heal and reducing disturbing symptoms. Whether clients endured abuse from childhood or from an abusive adult relationship, the victims of continuous emotional abuse often suffer a multitude of self-destructive symptoms. She knows that bullying and cyberbullying can leave you feeling devastated. That is why she teaches clients how to identify bullying and how to stand up to it safely. The more empowered you are, the better chance you have to stop the bullying and recover from the harm.

Dr. Baggerly successful research-based EMDR treatment for
children, teens and adults involves processing feelings and
memories related to traumatic events. She works with clients to
build tool kits that help them better manage big emotions.
Together they develop a set of “resources” that clients can use
when they come face to face with a scary event.

Dr. Baggerly teaches parents skills that change their life and
the life of their children. She helps parents regain control by
learning successful discipline techniques, setting healthy
boundaries, and effectively meeting your children’s emotional
needs. Parents see noticeable differences in their relationship
with their children, and the child’s behavior. And most
importantly parents have confidence in their parenting skills.

Dr Baggerly believes children, adolescents, parents, and
families can improve mental health and wellness through play
and expressive arts. Recent neurophysiologic studies show these
creative approaches decrease anxiety and increase motivation to
help people develop enjoyable relationships. Jennifer creates
an engaging therapeutic relationship to help children,
adolescents, and adults resolve psychological difficulties and
develop effective skills.

Dr. Baggerly is a nationally known Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and counselor educator who is a tenured professor at a Dallas university. She is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Association for Play Therapy. She has over 60 publications including three books entitled Child Centered Play Therapy Research: The Evidence Base for Effective Practice and Group Play Therapy: A Dynamic Approach. Jennifer has been a counselor for over 25 years and a counselor educator and supervisor for over 21 years. She has trained hundreds of counselors at international, national, and regional conferences.

  • University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy awarded
    Dr Baggerly the designation of: Certified Child-Centered
    Play Therapy Level 3: Trainer/Educator and Certified Child
    Parent Relationship Therapy Advanced
    Practitioner/Supervisor Level 3
  • Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association for
    Play Therapy
  • Keynote presenter at the Oklahoma Play Therapy
    Association conference on the topic of Disaster Mental
    Health
  • Co-authored a book entitled “Counseling Families:
    Play-Based Treatments”
  • Team leader for play therapy disaster response team in
    Rowlett, TX
  • Sports Psychology
  • Yoga Mental Health
  • Trauma 
  • Depression & Anxiety

University of Tennessee

Monday • Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday • Saturday

Melissa grew up in Northern California where her parents and family still reside. Before moving to the DFW metroplex she many years in Abilene, TX and is married to her best friend and soulmate. They met when he became a research subject for a study on individuals with PTSD. Together they enjoy cooking healthy meals, training (weight lifting), doing yoga and exploring many outdoor activities.

Dr. Melissa Madeson

PhD, LPC, ERYT-200

Licensed Professional Counselor | Certified Mental Performance Coach | Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher | Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga

Dr. Madeson is an expert Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma counselor, who knows that those who survive a traumatic experience are subjected to a long and difficult journey through life and the process of recovery. Therapeutic Yoga helps survivors of trauma to feel comfortable within their own body once again and can help reshape response to triggers on all levels. Incorporating yoga and its principles into daily life makes it a powerful tool for both children and adults.

Dr Madeson knows that children aged 7-17 navigate difficult
life changes, such as divorce, death in the family,
homelessness, and other major family issues. That is why she
offers yoga for mental health because:

  • Yoga helps children and teens deal with stress and anxiety
    – and also develop life skills.
    Yoga helps children and teens develop resiliency, teach
    coping skills for stress, anxiety and negative life
    situations.
  • Children and teens with ADHD can learn methods of
    concentration and focus.
  • Yoga helps children and teens with emotional regulation,
    social skills, and learning delayed gratification.
  • Yoga helps children and teen become less stressed, anxious
    and even perform better on exams.

Dr. Madeson knows that emotional eating often leads to regret,
guilt, or shame. Before you give in to a craving, learn how to
stop emotional eating, fight cravings, identify your triggers,
and find more satisfying ways to feed your feelings. Find other
ways to feed your feelings and alternative to emotional eating.
And BEST of all learn to accept our feelings – even the bad
ones.

Dr. Madeson specializes in depression and anxiety, because over
40 million American adults are affected by depression and
anxiety, making it the most common mental health conditions.
Some types of depression run in families. But depression can
also occur if you have no family history of the illness. Anyone
can develop depression, even children. Dr. Madeson is one of
the most a sought-after counselors for this debilitating
condition that often requires professional treatment.

Dr. Madeson practices mindfulness and helps others to better
control their thoughts, rather than be controlled by them.
Mindfulness enhances emotional well-being, helping you to
develop beneficial qualities such as acceptance, attention,
compassion that enrich our life.

With a background rooted in physical fitness (a Division I
collegiate scholarship athlete, a triathlete and marathon
runner, and a cycle and yoga instructor) Dr Madeson knows first
hand how the mind-body connection. She utilizes the mind-body
connection as a powerful tool for improving performances of all
types, enhancing recovery and reaching both fitness and
emotional goals

Similarly, the body can be used as a tool to heal the mind and
emotional issues associated with extreme stress, anxiety and
trauma. Dr. Madeson individualizes treatment to meet unique
client needs to optimize physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual health.

While obtaining a PhD at the University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, Dr. Madeson worked as a Sport Psychologist with
individual athletes and teams. As a tenured professor at a
private Christian University for 12 years she enjoyed teaching,
giving presentations, and advising graduate and undergraduate
students as they pursued their passions. Transitioning into
full time private practice, she uses her experience with
performance psychology, teaching and designing collegiate
wellness courses and yoga therapy to address a range of
specific client need.

  • Published author in World Journal of Yoga, Physical Therapy
    and Rehabilitation
  • Conducted Mindful Eating Workshop: Preventing Emotional and
    Binge Eating- A hands-on workshop presenting the latest
    research on emotional and binge eating in the United States
    with practical guidelines, tools and techniques to
    establish healthy eating patterns.
  •  Conducted Yoga for Trauma and Stress Workshop: Addressed
    the mind-body connection and used techniques outlined in
    Jon Kabat-Zinns’ nationally renowned Mindfulness Based
    Stress Reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts
    Medical Center. This experiential workshop demonstrates the
    power of the body and the breath to heal emotional and
    mental pain and trauma.
  •  Conducted Mindful Eating Workshop: Preventing Emotional and
    Binge Eating – A hands-on workshop presenting the latest
    research on emotional and binge eating in the United States
    with practical guidelines, tools and techniques to
    establish healthy eating patterns.
  •  Conducted Psychology and Stress Workshop:
  • Conducted Performance Psychology Workshop:
  • Served as Secretary of Faculty at Hardin Simmons University
    in Abilene, Tx
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-200) through Yoga Alliance
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant and member of the
    Association of Applied Sport Psychology
  •  Created online Sport & Exercise Psychology courses and
    Wellness for Life courses for Hardin Simmons University
  •  Couples
  • Anxiety/depression 
  • Self-Harm
  • Teens

University of North Texas

 Monday • Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday

Dore has been married to her best friend, Phil, for over 30 years. Together they have raised three awesome children who
turned out to be awesome adults! She is finding great joy in the grandparenting arena, but wishes she could make everyone live right around the corner instead of in other states!! In
her free time, Dore enjoys reading, camping, going to museums, hanging out at the beach, spending time with her family, and
running off with her husband for adventure weekends. She was accused of being an adrenaline junky after a particular tubing experience on the Provo River, but she disagrees. Dore really wishes she enjoyed cooking, running, and non-fat milk, but has
learned to accept her own flaws and limitations.

Dore Quinn

MEd, LPC

Dore’s passion lies in helping individuals, couples, and families learn about their own personal strengths, and then using their strengths to overcome challenges in life. Dore works with those who are striving to overcome depression, anxiety, effects of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, grief, marital, and parenting issues. Dore specializes in adolescent/adult self-harming behaviors, depression, and anxiety. Her desire is to help each client find hope in the midst of difficult times and pull through adversity as a stronger, more complete person. Dore works with many counseling modalities such as talk, experiential, sand tray, and play therapy (for the little ones). Dore has worked extensively with members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is on the approved counselor list for the Church. Dore earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Masters of Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas.
  • Addiction
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Young Adults

Dallas Theological Seminary

Friday

 Jonathan is very passionate about art and culture. He loves to paint using acrylics and watercolors, and regularly explores art galleries. His favorite kind of food is Peruvian cuisine, and a life goal of his is to one day travel to Machu Picchu. Jonathan has gone on service trips up the north Amazon basin in Brazil, and wants to continue to travel in a serving capacity.

Jonathan Todd

MA, LPC

Jonathan Todd, LPC started his counseling journey working with residents at Dallas Life homeless shelter in downtown Dallas. Through this experience Jonathan counseled individuals and groups through issues of trauma, addictions, family conflict, anger management, depression, anxiety, mental illness, personality disorders, and struggles with self-worth. Jonathan has also gained experience at Innovation 360 where he has provided Life Development services for clients in an intensive outpatient setting struggling with mental illness, addiction, and dual diagnosis. He has also gained experience at Legacy Counseling Center, a non-profit organization that provides services to people in the community diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In these settings Jonathan, has gained experience in implementing therapeutic processes such as expressive arts, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, existential, and experiential interventions to assist clients in meeting their goals of inward and outward growth.

Most recently, Jonathan has started building clientele part
time at His Story Coaching and Counseling in Grapevine. His
Story partners with a non-profit, Gatehouse – a transitional
home for families fleeing domestic violence. A majority of
Jonathan’s clinical experience here consists of seeing
adolescents, teens, and children that have an issue of trauma,
exposure to domestic violence, behavioral issues, and
adjustment

Through counseling services Jonathan hopes to help individuals
feel empowered to resolve problems in living. As a counselor
Jonathan aspires to provide people with a safe environment that
enables positive growth in his clients. His priority is to
provide acceptance, empathy, and consistent care into every
session. Jonathan’s ultimate goal is to walk alongside clients
as they make the courageous decision to implement changes in
their life.

  •  Guest Lecturer on topic of Expressive Arts for Dallas
    Theological Seminary’s Introduction to Play Therapy (taught
    by Dr. Andi Thacker), Dallas Theological Seminary, March,
    2017, and October 2017
  • Moderator, Dallas Theological Seminary, Expressive Arts:
    Grief, Trauma, and Suffering with Dr. Andi Thacker and Dr.
    Linda Marten Fall, 2015
  • Moderator, Dallas Theological Seminary, Expressive Arts
    through the Lifespan with Dr. Andi Thacker Spring, 2016
  • Art Event Coordinator for Eikon: official art fellowship of
    Dallas Theological Seminary.
  • Research Assistant, Personality and Perfectionism Lab,
    University of Florida, August 2012-May2013
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, University of Florida,
    PPE4324 Research Methods in Personality, PCO4930
    Introduction to Counseling, CLP2001 Personal Growth
  • Trauma Play Therapy
  • Family Therapy 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • DBT

Washington University

Monday • Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday

 Traveled approximately 46,000 miles in 2017, totaling 12 cities and 4 countries, including U.S., Spain, France, and Netherlands. 2018 has been filled with similar adventures and travel expeditions (although a few less miles!) With help from travel sites, found INCREDIBLE deals for all out-of-country flights and ended up only spending a WEEKEND in each country—yes, actually flew out on a Thursday and returned on Sunday to be back at work bright and early on Monday morning!
* Born and raised in Chicago, IL, although have lived in 6
states in the last 8 years- including Illinois, Indiana,
Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, and Texas! Have very much
appreciated the journey south (Chicago winters are the
WORST!), although each city I have lived holds a special
place in my heart.
* Married my high school sweetheart after EIGHT years of
long-distance! Thankful to have such an incredible partner
by my side throughout all the blessings, surprises, and
opportunities life has brought.

Katie Mega

MSW, LMSW, LCSW, RPT

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, Katie has many years of experience and training in treating children and families. Katie holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Washington University of St. Louis and believes deeply in the privilege it is to work alongside children, adolescents, and families as they move through the trials and tribulations of life, traumatic experiences, emotional distress, behavioral issues, and wounded relationships.

Katie has recognized Play Therapy as a therapeutic approach
that matches her core beliefs of counseling and interaction
with children and their families. Katie strives to create an
atmosphere and environment where acceptance is felt and healing
and change can occur more readily. When working with older
children and adolescents, Katie enjoys using alternative forms
of play therapy such as expressive art techniques and sandtray
therapy. Most importantly, Katie is passionate about providing
a connected environment to work collaboratively with children,
teens and their family to create a safe place to express their
wants, needs, thoughts, and desires more effectively.

Throughout her career, Katie has specialized in treatment of
trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, and maltreatment and
neglect) and attachment disturbances (foster care, placement
within residential care, adoption). Katie has worked
extensively to provide assistance for anxious, grieving, angry,
and/or depressed children and families. Katie has worked at
length with families providing parent consultation, assessment,
and counseling to help parents manage and resolve their
children’s behavior problems, as well as create the change and
choice that is so often sought by families in difficult times.

  • Katie has been awarded the designation of as a Registered
    Play Therapist (RPT) by the Association for Play Therapy.
    A registered play therapist is a mental health professional
    with training and experience working with children and
    families through the use of play therapy. To earn RPT
    credential, therapist must demonstrate coursework in child
    development, theories of personality, principles of
    psychotherapy, and child & adolescent psychopathology, as
    well as ethics. In addition, acquire clinical experiences
    as required by state licensure roughly equivalent to 2
    years and 3000 hours of general mental health clinical
    practice. Katie completed over 415 play therapy specific
    hours of experience, 35 hours of supervision, and 150
    continuing education hours in play therapy specific
    knowledge
  • Completed Theraplay Level 1, an essential child and family
    modality for building and enhancing attachment,
    self-esteem, trust, and joyful engagement with one another
  • Obtained Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    (TF-CBT) certification. Certification required completion
    of TF-CBTWeb program, participation in live TF-CBT training
    and in follow-up consultation on a monthly basis for twelve
    months, completed TF-CBT treatment cases including active
    participation of caretakers, and passed TF-CBT therapist
    certification program knowledge-based test
  • Completed Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) 101: Basics in
    Child-Centered Play Therapy. Will complete CCPT 102:
    Child-Centered Play Therapy Practice and Application
    February 2019.
  • Facilitated and developed Trauma-Informed Care in the
    Residential Setting training to assist Psychiatric
    Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) staff, therapists,
    and other professionals in fostering greater understanding
    of trauma-informed care practices and appropriate responses
    to child traumatic stress.
  • Developed Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    (DBT) training for residential clinical staff, facilitating
    the supervision of clinical staff in providing DBT skills
    building group practices utilizing the modules of
    Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and
    Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  • Completed extensive leadership training including Leading
    at the Speed of Trust, implementing trust-building
    practices for clients and employees and Civil Treatment for
    Leaders, discussing development of more civil, inclusive,
    and productive workplaces, assisting PRTF clinical team in
    altering and enhancing daily practices
  • Play Therapy
  • Adoption 
  • Trauma 
  • Anxiety

University of North Texas

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

  • Taylor is a native Texan and grew up around DFW. She has
    also lived in Central Texas and East Texas but has never
    lived in another state.
  • Taylor actively played SIX musical instruments in high
    school. She is currently attempting to refine her acoustic
    guitar skills in her free time and loves to sing.
  • Taylor initially entered college with plans to become a
    pediatrician which soon changed. She did not like feeling
    cold and detached from patients and wanted to help people
    on a more personal level. When she discovered the field of
    counseling, she knew she found what she was looking for.
  • She is an avid yogi and meditator. Taylor plans to pursue
    her Yoga Teacher Training Certification (RYT 200) this
    fall.
  • Taylor also enjoys reading fantasy novels, going on walks
    outside, unplugging from technology, and snuggling up with
    her two cats at the end of a long day.

Taylor Daniel

MS, LPC-Intern

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern | Clinical Mental Health Counselor – Play Therapist | Development Psychology | Musician | Yogi

Taylor is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Dr. Brooke West. In May 2019, Taylor graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in play therapy. Taylor strongly believes it is a privilege to walk with individuals and families as they navigate the unpredictability and stressors of modern-day life, change unwanted behaviors, and heal from past trauma and emotional wounds.

Taylor has been passionate about working with children and
families for most of her life. She gained experience teaching
in preschools and elementary schools while obtaining her
Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology. Taylor uses her
knowledge of development to tailor age-appropriate
interventions for all ages and help parents better understand
their child’s behaviors. Taylor works to create a safe,
collaborative environment in which children, adolescents, and
adults feel safe to explore life.

Throughout her counseling career, Taylor has received extensive
training in the treatment of trauma (abuse, neglect) and
attachment disruptions (adoption, foster care), and has gained
additional training in multicultural counseling. Taylor is
passionate about teaching parents skills to meet their child’s
emotional needs, effectively set limits and boundaries, and
make positive changes in their relationship with their
child(ren). In addition to working with children and parents,
Taylor enjoys helping individuals across the lifespan
experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, anger, and adjustments
to life transitions. Through her work with clients, Taylor has
seen that change and healing are possible for anyone and that
hope can be restored.

 Recipient of the UNT CLASSIC grant, during which Taylor
received extensive supervision on multicultural counseling
from 2018-2019

  • Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Western Carolina University

Monday | Thursday |Friday | Saturday

Emily is a newlywed and just married her high school sweetheart of seven years. Emily has lived in three states within the last year. She was born and raised in Virginia, moved to North Carolina to pursue her graduate studies, and recently moved to Texas with her husband. Emily loves to travel and explore new places. She completed a summer term abroad in Italy during her undergraduate career and has also traveled to Belgium and Ireland. Emily is a dog mom to her two-year-old Yorkiepoo, Lily. Emily loves going hiking in the mountains of her hometown, eating raspberry macaroons, and watching all things Disney.

Emily Vaught

MS, LPC-Intern

SpecialityPlay Therapy | Trauma | Anxiety | Depression EducationWestern Carolina University Work DaysMonday | Thursday |Friday | Saturday

Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Denette Mann, LPCS, RPTS. Emily received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Western Carolina University in Asheville, North Carolina. While Emily has over eight years of experience working with individuals across the developmental lifespan, she is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and their families.

Throughout her collegiate career, Emily has had the opportunity to work with children and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. It was during this time that Emily discovered her passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Emily has extensive experience working with children and adolescents struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, suicidal ideation, peer relationships, family dynamics, and ADHD. Emily also enjoys working with individual adult clients and families as they walk though the different hardships that they may be facing. Emily believes that each individual has his or her own, unique story to tell. Due to this, she feels that an individual cannot be defined by his or her present circumstances, but should instead take into consideration the different pieces of his or her story as a whole. Emily is grateful to be in a position that allows her to listen to her clients’ stories, walk alongside children and families as they encounter various struggles, and develop new ways to combat and heal from the hardships that they have endured.

Emily presented research on “Examining Altruism, Service Motivation, and Life Purpose among Undergraduate and Graduate Students” at the International Leadership Conference in Brussels, Belgium in 2017.