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Meet Emilie Sommers, tLMHC

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Engaged Social Innovation (Interdisciplinary Studies), University of Iowa

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Iowa

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Stress, Life transitions, Eating Disorders, Perinatal and maternal mental health, Issues related to infertility and fertility care

Biography

Emilie (she/her) is a mental health counselor working from our Coralville office who works with clients experiencing a variety of mental health concerns. Emilie has experience working with late teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, life transitions, stress, eating disorders, trauma and more. She enjoys working with young adults and college students during this often transformative life stage. Emilie strives to create a safe, affirming, and collaborative space to empower clients as they work to achieve higher levels of wellness.

Emilie has a special interest in reproductive and maternal mental health and enjoys working with women and families throughout the perinatal period. Specifically, Emilie appreciates supporting clients who have experienced infertility, pregnancy loss or infant loss as they navigate these unique grieving processes. She has additional experience working with clients who are attempting to conceive, currently pregnant or postpartum, undergoing fertility care, experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and navigating NICU or birth trauma. Emilie works with both individuals and couples on postpartum planning to promote a positive adjustment during this time.

 

Emilie’s approach to counseling is grounded in person-centered therapy and trauma-informed care, and she often utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques in her work with clients. Emilie has completed training in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) for obsessive-compulsive disorder through the Cognitive Behavior Institute and is experienced inadministering ERP.

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