Greetings! My name is Emily Wright and I am a mental health therapist with a clinical social work
background. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with a diverse range of
problems. I am also an artist by training and nature and use inventiveness in session with clients. My aim
in therapy is to provide a safe space for healing to occur using creative and appropriate methods. In the beginning of treatment, I focus on connecting the mind and body. I find so often in modern medicine, brain and body are treated as separate systems that do not affect one another, which is just not true. My background in social work ingrained a truth within me that we are all connected through our family and community systems at large. This may mean difficulties that arise in your or your child’s life are symptoms of the environment and you may need outside support through these tough times. And that is okay, life happens! I work with client’s specific needs by finding ways to heal that are not cookie cutter, but rather tailored special just for them. I am known to have sessions with my clients walking and talking, sitting on the floor, or dancing in a room to Taylor Swift songs!
As a therapist, I practice evidence-based treatment which means I work with methods, backed by science, that are valid and accurate in treating client’s issues they seek relief from. The perspectives I most often take are cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, child-directed play therapy, expressive arts, and body-based psychotherapy.
I believe the ultimate goal of mental health treatment is to have a better quality of life and help build skills to navigate our world in a healthy, safe way.
** I offer affordable, quality mental healthcare for lower than normal rates while working under the registered intern license. Call the office to inquire further about setting up your session with me! **
Master of Social Work (MSW) – University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Arts – Florida State University
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern (FL) – ISW12759
Certified Social Worker (KY) – 253344
Lakeside Counseling is proud to contract with Emily Wright. Emily is currently available to see new clients.