I am a New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York and my Master of Arts in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University in California. I take a holistic approach to therapy and healing which means, I aim to incorporate several modalities to help a person meet the goals that brought them in to therapy.
I believe I was called to practice psychotherapy because I am naturally an intuitive and empathic person. I have always felt tuned into other peoples energies and how they are feeling.
I view the therapeutic relationship between myself and my clients as an imperative part of the therapy process. I believe that it is important to have an authentic connection and relationship that feels safe and welcoming. The way I practice therapy is to help individuals understand themselves fully so that they can use that knowledge to move through life in a way that feels most authentic to them. I believe that people feel most joyous when they are able to confidently present themselves to the world in a way that reflects their true self.
There are many distractions in our world that make it difficult to stay present. It’s easy to get caught up in negative feedback loops induced by technology, work stress, and anxieties that create or advance disconnect from ourselves and loved ones. Using a combination of traditional talk therapy and holistic, integrative practices can help you reconnect with yourself and therefore the people in your life. This leads to a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and the people you love.
Our most important relationships in our lives are often the ones that cause us the most distress. This is not only because of how deeply important our partners, family members, and friends are to us, but also because these relationships often trigger some of our earliest trauma or challenges. In my work with couples and families, I strive to understand how these types of systems and triggers cause patterns of conflict so that we can all work together to find resolution and peace. The goal is to create a new environment of safety, trust, and healthy communication so that when issues arise, you will have the tools to resolve it together.
Emily Schneider, LMFT
License Number: 001103