Emily received her Bachelor of Social Work degree and Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. She is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Postpartum Support International. She has over 14 years of experience engaging with children and families to promote emotional and mental wellness.
Supporting women and families through the reproductive period is Emily’s clinical focus. She is a passionate maternal mental health advocate and strives to build the circle of support for women and their families. She has provided training to midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, and others who interface with women to help build awareness and community capacity.
Emily enjoys speaking engagements. If you are interested in having her talk to your agency or in the community, please feel free to contact her.
COMING SOON- Emily will be taking EMDR training for trauma
Helping others is in my soul; it's an innate part of who I am.
I had severe hyperemesis gravidarum during my pregnancy. (Yes -- like Duchess Kate.) I was unable to eat or drink due to constant vomiting. I remember sitting on my bathroom floor just focusing on the minutes, because the hours and the days felt too overwhelming. I was bedridden and, after losing 20% of my body weight, I was hospitalized. I had well-meaning people tell me to "eat crackers," but they were so out of touch with my reality. I fought really hard during my pregnancy for my baby and my own health.
It is through my firsthand experience that I became empowered to advocate and support other families through the perinatal period.
I have spent a lot of time, both professionally and personally, exploring different parenting philosophies. My approach takes into consideration the physiological, emotional, and biological needs of infants, children, and their families. I want to help parents bond with their babies to promote attachment. It is especially important that the adults have balance and wellness in their lives so that they may be their best selves.
I enjoy building a therapeutic relationship with my clients so that they feel safe to share their stories. I am humbled and amazed by the human capacity to overcome adversity with the right support. The best part of my job is seeing firsthand the transformation and healing process.
Emily Chats about what to expect in Therapy.
Marie-Eve Nackers, PT: Pelvic Floor Therapist.
GENEVIEVE DOIRON, RMT-BIRTH DOULA
Shelley Mannell, PT
Emily chats about what message women need to hear.
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