I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. I completed a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Portland State University, and a bachelor's degree in Biology and Psychology at University of Oregon.
Areas of Clinical Interest
I have experience providing mental health counseling to high-school students, and have a particular fondness for working with teens. I am continuously in awe of the difficulties teenagers face in their lives, and the resiliency with which they face them. I am honored to walk alongside them as they face their challenges and develop their strengths.
I also enjoy working with adults, and I have a background in working with clients experiencing a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, trauma, grief and loss, behavior problems, academic difficulties, career concerns, adjustment issues, and stress management.
I work from a person-centered perspective, which means that I view you as the ultimate expert on your own experience. My first goal is to get to know you and your needs and wants, and to create a trusting relationship within which we can explore and heal. I also integrate aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. During our work, we might look at early relationship experiences and examine how those experiences may be influencing your current feelings, thought patterns, relationships, and behaviors. We may also examine the different parts of you, look at how those parts might benefit or hinder you, and work to heal wounded parts and put your Self part in charge. Lastly, I believe that creating art can help us access and express feelings in a way that words sometimes can't. For this reason, I often incorporate art into our work for those who are open to it.
Please visit emilyfagancounseling.com for more information about the services I provide. I offer a free 30-minute consultation so we can discuss your needs and you can ask me questions.