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Emily Wegenke

License Pending

Emily is passionate about working with children and families because she believes that all people are worthy of a safe space to process their life experiences. She has experience working with youth ages 5 to 18-years-old who present with depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, trauma, self-harm, and family conflict. Emily believes that the youth’s support people play an important role in therapy and likes to include them in this journey.


With a hands-on approach, Emily adapts therapy sessions to be engaging to the child and allow them to work on skills that can be used outside of the therapy session. From a strengths-based perspective, she includes aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play-Therapy, and Art to allow the child to express what is in their heart. She enjoys using crafts, games, and movement within her sessions.

Fun Fact: On a family vacation to Florida, Emily was stung by a jellyfish as she was getting out of the water.

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Top Specialties



Behavioral Issues
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict
School Issues
Self Esteem
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma and PTSD


As a therapist, it is important to me to create an environment where the child and family feel safe to share what is on their minds and in their hearts. In each session, I apply trauma-informed care for a deeper understanding of what the child or family have experienced. My goal is to work with youth ages 5 to 18-years-old to improve communication skills, expand their toolbox of safe coping skills, and build self-confidence. I support both the child and parent to find and use their strengths to work on their presenting issue(s). We are only humans, trying to do our best in life.
My approach incorporates aspects of DBT, play-therapy, and other unique interventions to allow what is discussed in sessions to be applied in daily life. Through person-centered, strengths-based therapy I work with both the child and parents to adapt our sessions to meet their needs.
Baby steps are what lead to big steps! It takes courage to take the time to find a therapist that feels right to you. Consider taking the next step of reaching out to schedule a first session. We can spend more time getting to know one another and begin the work of creating a life worth living.

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