Email about Emily
A yogi, traveler, advocate, and friend, Emily Thornton has a number of hidden talents. Viewing her own life as an ever-evolving journey, Emily is passionate about partnering with fellow humans to explore, discover, and heal. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Fiction Writing and Master of Social Work Degree from DePaul University, Emily brings a unique and dynamic approach to therapy and believes that every individual holds the power to transform their journey and cultivate the life they dream of.
Emily has experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families, including significant experience in addressing trauma, anxiety, depression, environmental stressors, and in providing parental coaching. Emily has studied trauma-informed approaches to therapy, including trauma-focused CBT, and has extensive experience utilizing DBT, narrative therapy, and a variety of other approaches rooted in empowering, humanistic, and solutions-focused theories. When working with teens, Emily likes to use art and play therapy to unlock self-expression while introducing “kid sized” coping skills and creative tools for parents.