Emily Faith LPC, RDT
Due to the highly specialized nature of Walk & Talk therapy and Drama therapy, Emily often has a significant waitlist.
Registered Drama Therapist #849
Specializations and Interests: somatic and embodied approach to trauma healing through expressive arts therapies, artists and artistically inclined, walk and talk therapy, couples, high-achievers, therapy for therapists, medical trauma and hospitalizations, grief and loss.
I'm for you if: you want a genuine relationship with your therapist, struggle setting boundaries, sometimes (often) intellectualize your emotions, and are open to a creative, playful and appropriately challenging therapeutic experience.
Education: Lesley University, Cambridge, MA- 2021
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Drama Therapy
Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, 2013,
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
Fees: $140 individual session, $160 couples session.
Contact: email@example.com // (682) 253-1098
Licensed Professional Counselor. Drama Therapist. Researcher. Artist.
A bit more about Emily Faith:
I know all too well the feeling of wanting to start therapy, while also feeling skeptical if anything will actually change. This is why I maintain that capable, high-achieving humans require creative, expressive and non-traditional approaches to therapy. Insight and self-awareness are simply not enough. It is well documented that transformation occurs not through intellect, but through feeling. I gently (and a bit persistently), tailor each session to meet your unique needs. If this sounds like you, please reach out here.
I am endlessly curious. I grew up in a military family system and have a two-decade career in the theatre arts. I have struggled with anxiety, ADHD and PTSD. I have a love/hate relationship with social media and dairy. I go on many walks with friends. I support local arts organizations. I'm progressive politically and believe that dismantling the historically oppressive and patriarchal systems of therapy is crucial as a therapist. I value having strong mentors, personal therapy, consultation groups and being a life-long learner. You can find me on Tik Tok @emilypfaith to feel out if we would be a good fit for working together.
I am dedicated to helping high achievers, people pleasers and creatives process trauma and reduce anxiety so that they can show up with clarity and ease in their relationships, careers, and future plans.
While in grad school, I completed my practicum with the Laughter League, a healthcare clowning organization that brings healing through humor to pediatric hospitals, camps and dementia and memory care facilities. It was through this position that I developed a passion for working alongside those with medical trauma and chronic illness. I have also served as a drama therapist in group practices, pediatric hospitals, intensive inpatient and partial hospitalization programs, as well as in community and research centers. I am a founding member of the Coalition of Circus Arts and Drama Therapy research lab at Lesley University, and am an active facilitator of the CoActive Therapeutic Theatre Model. The latter, currently in an 18-month research study alongside Lesley University, UMASS MIND and The National Endowment for the Arts.
My clinical passion focuses specifically on transforming previous trauma wounds through a combination of somatic, embodied and creative interventions, so that my clients can move through the world with more ease, greater clarity, and a deeper sense of self.
Many of my clients also have concerns including abandonment, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, chronic illness, motherhood and LGBTQIA+ issues.
My clients would say that they feel comfortable with me. That there is an ease and a challenge to the work that we do together. That I am creative, empathic, and flexible. I understand that the most effective therapy is built on the authentic, meaningful relationship that client and therapist co-create.