Emily Knott M.S., M.A., CCTS, LPC Intern

Emily understands counseling as growth, much in the same way a tree grows.  In counseling we honor our roots, noting where we came from, while stretching our branches high and reaching for what we wish to become.

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As a Registered LPC intern, Emily believes that counseling should provide you with knowledge and tools to empower and enrich your life.  As a Folklorist with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, she understands the power of collaborative process and narrative with its ability to enact positive change in life.  Emily’s goal as your co-collaborator in the counseling process is to create the safest space possible for you to be your most true self, so that you may work from a place of healing.  To accomplish this, she will provide a non-judgmental space for you to explore and process feelings, thoughts, images, and/or beliefs.

Emily is eclectic in her approach to counseling because she understands that no single approach is right for every individual.  Often, she integrates person-centered and choice approaches with the goal of promoting holistic healing through the incorporation of trauma-informed care, narrative therapy, internal family systems, mindfulness, and strengths-based therapy.  In session, Emily might ask about the stories you tell yourself and the stories you want to tell yourself.  She may inquire what you want the ending to look like and what obstacles you need to overcome because she firmly believes there is always a way to turn obstacles into opportunities.  

No matter who you are or what your story is, Emily will meet you where you are and is deeply honored to walk this part of your journey with you.

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My Training:

2016: Graduated from the University of Oregon with a M.S. in Folklore.  Her thesis was on alternative spiritualties in the United States Military.

2018: Emily completed additional training in Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, and couples counseling.

2018: Graduated from Northwest Christian University with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Her final project was on cultural- and spiritual- sensitive care for individual practicing non-dogmatic spiritualties. 

2019: Additional training completed in the areas of childhood sexual trauma, sexual trauma, and complex PTSD.

2019: Became a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS). Certification gained through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).

Publications:

2017: “Shinrin-yoku: The Relevancy of Forest Bathing” for HIKE for Mental Health

2017: “Nature’s White Noise: Mental Health and Nature Sounds.” For Hike for Mental Health

 

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