Emma Boyer, MS LPC​

I believe that choosing to engage in therapy is one of the bravest acts that one can do for themselves. It requires a person to acknowledge and confront potentially painful experiences and negative core beliefs that can have become foundational. Therapy can help to establish a healthier foundation. I strive to develop a therapeutic relationship by cultivating collaboration, encouraging vulnerability, challenging avoidance, and acknowledging how difficult all of this can be to navigate. I view myself, and the therapy space, as a container in which to foster change and I approach every client with empathy, curiosity and compassion.

Emma works with couples, families and individuals 18+

Insurances accepted: PacificSource Health, PacificSource OHP, PacificSource MedAdvantage Medicare, Trillium OHP, OHP DMAP, BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS), Regence, Providence, MODA, First Choice, Samaritan/Meritain, Kaiser and cash pay

Licensed Professional Counselor
EMDRIA Trained
MS in Mental Health Counseling, 2016

What I'm Like as a Therapist

I approach therapy from a trauma focused lens and support clients in addressing how previous life experiences impact current functioning. I have received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I incorporate a variety of these approaches, based on individual client needs.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my partner and my dog, going to the coast and being out in nature. As a transplant from Georgia, I love the PNW. I spend my free time antiquing, gardening, reading, cooking and decorating.

 

“Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder”.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Trauma Healing

I received EMDRIA approved Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training from the Personal Transformation Institute. My training emphasized the importance of acknowledging the role the body plays in holding trauma, so much of the EMDR work that I provide utilizes sensorimotor therapy interventions.

Mood Disorders/Anxiety

Experience of depression and anxiety can pop up throughout our lives and I believe it is important to develop and regularly utilize healthy coping skills to manage these experiences. Utilizing aspects of systematic desensitization, challenging cognitive distortions and identifying precipitating factors, are important aspects of the work to address symptoms of mood disorders and anxiety.

Couples

I believe communication is the cornerstone of healthy relationships. I enjoy working with couples to build upon this foundation and aid in promoting improved understanding of each individual within the relationship.

Therapies Utilized

Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy (CBT)

Sensorimotor

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Motivational Interviewing

Attachment Based Family Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Telehealth Services