Yoga, Mentor, Psychoeducation
Willing to travel up to 75 minutes from home base.
Service Arrays: Individual Skills Development, Wellness Management and Recovery, Psychoeducation
Emily Surges Biography Emi received her Bachelor’s degree in the Psychology of Human Relationships and a Master’s in Community Care Counseling, emphasizing Child and Adolescent Counseling. She is working towards a Ph.D. in General Psychology with a specialization in Developmental Psychology. She has over five years of experience working with young children and has devoted years to caretaking for the physical and emotional needs of those in nursing homes or hospice care.
Expressive Arts therapy is one of her favorite ways to connect with clients. Emi seeks to help people process difficult feelings through art, creativity, and movement. She has experience in Ceramics, Painting, Sketching, Yoga, Ballet, and Freestyle dance. She is also trained in sand tray therapy and play therapy. Whether it be processing trauma in a new and creative way, finding new paths for one’s life, or working through intense emotions, expressive arts therapy can help clients understand themselves from a new perspective. Emi empowers clients to dream big and harness their skills to make those dreams a reality. Her passion is to build up people and help them realize their full potential.
She also finds value in being one with nature. By using calm grounding techniques and observing the world around her, she helps clients learn to be present. She helps them find coping strategies to become the best version of themselves. She empowers clients to find meaning and purpose in their lives. She draws from Victor Frankl and his book, A Man’s Search for Meaning. Victor Frankl was a psychologist and survivor of the Holocaust and states, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” She draws from this when working through her battles with physical health and empowers clients to find meaning amid dire circumstances and find their inner peace.
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, she understands the various challenges that other LGBTQIA+ people deal with in their daily lives. Her passion is to provide psychoeducation, support, and knowledge as clients seek a deeper understanding of their identity.
She loves to spend quality time with her partner and cats in her free time. She also loves to paint, care for her many plants, and bake for friends and family.
Please let me know if there is anything else that you need.
Warm Regards, Emi