Emma (she/her) is a white, large-bodied, Neurodivergent, Autistic, Disabled, Queer-adjacent woman, Psychotherapist, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Specialist. She provides Teletherapy to adults in two main areas of practice, guiding OCD sufferers through the process of reclaiming their autonomy and providing support to late-diagnosed Neurodivergent folx. Having earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work, Emma practices from an anti-oppressive, anti-capitalist, systems-informed, trans-celebratory feminist framework, recognizing that one’s intersectionality informs their existence in the world. She utilizes psychoeducation in all areas of her practice, believing that knowledge is power that leads to increased self-compassion.
Being an OCD Specialist and having the disorder herself, Emma understands that OCD is highly misunderstood, stigmatized, and distressing, which is why most sufferers go years before they receive the right diagnosis and treatment. Specializing in the more taboo, often disturbing themes of OCD (sexual, violent, religious, etc.), Emma emphasizes that, while it tries to convince us otherwise, OCD is unoriginal. This means she’s familiar with every kind of intrusive thought in the book and offers judgment-free support to clients through them all. Being professionally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the gold standard for OCD treatment, Emma works to help clients reclaim their minds and lives from OCD.
Having undergone extensive professional training in Autism (ASD) and ADHD, as well as being an AuDHDer herself, Emma creates an accessible, affirming space for folx whose minds differ from the prescribed societal norm. She uses a systems-informed framework, recognizing that many of the difficulties Neurodivergent folx face are a direct result of their surrounding systems. Being sensitive to the many wonders and pains of neurodivergence, Emma encourages clients to process whatever and however feels best for them. She understands the impacts of inaccessibility and ableism on the Neurodivergent community, validating both self-diagnosis and unlabelled exploration and rejecting the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
Emma is practicing under the licensed supervision of Paige Love, MSW, LICSW while pursuing clinical licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).