Education: Master of Social Work, University of Utah, 2023. Certified Social Worker. Experience: Emma has enjoyed working with children and adolescents in a variety of clinical settings. Emma worked as a School Social Work Intern during the 2021-2022 school year at Provo City School District. Following that, she completed a yearlong internship with Alpine Pediatrics’ Behavioral Health team conducting therapy sessions with both children and adolescents. Most recently Emma filled an added School Social Work position and finished out the 2023 school year working for Provo City School district as school social worker. Emma is comfortable working with individuals with a variety of mental health concerns, including suicidal ideation, self-harm, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, and divorce. Additionally, Emma enjoys working with populations of various ages, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Therapeutic Approach: Emma strives to create a space where clients feel safe, heard, and supported. Creating a non-judgmental therapeutic environment is important to Emma in helping children and teens learn and find their strengths. She believes it is important for children and teens to be able to identify their emotions/feelings, behaviors, and thinking patterns, and find what coping mechanisms work for them in managing and/or combatting symptoms, life stressors and challenges. Overall, Emma wants to help people live a life that is more fulfilling to them. Emma enjoys using various therapeutic modalities, depending on client needs and preferences. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), principles and interventions from Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). She also incorporates mindfulness and strength-based approaches as well as using behavioral strategies, such as behavioral modification. Emma uses evidence-based practices to work toward the best treatment
for her clients.