• Kara Kohnen

Welcome Emily Walton, LPCC to our Chula Vista Team!

Emily is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. Emily obtained her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialization with a focus on trauma and children from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Emily gained her clinical experience, initially working with adults with severe mental illness in Chicago, and moved towards her passion working with children, teens and families for the last five years in community mental healthcare as well as in school settings. Emily has worked extensively with parent-child relational dynamics, communication, structure, parenting-child interactions, and overall family systems to provide families the ability to increase attunement, contentment and functioning. Emily has worked with the following diagnosis and disorders including: ADHD, anxiety, depressive disorders, trauma disorders, PTSD, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, anger, life span development changes, psychosis, self injury, and suicidal clients. Emily utilizes an integrative approach using the following:CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Play Therapy, Family Systems, Attachment Therapy, TF-CBT, psychoeducation, and Bibliotherapy. Emily sees the uniqueness of each individual and family and tailors therapy work that is specific and treatment focused while maintaining authenticity in a safe, confidential, and trusting environment.

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