Emilie Hite MA, LCMHCA, LCASA
Substance Use | LGBTQ+ | Depression | Anxiety | Trauma | Identity Exploration | Life Transitions | Gender & Sexuality
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
My Approach & Philosophy
I believe that all people are worthy of healing. I also believe that all people are capable of healing, recovery, and change when provided with the space and tools to do so.
My own healing journey began when I accepted help for the first time and experienced my own need for change. My personal therapy experiences have allowed me to explore my relationship with guilt and shame, my own experiences with depression, my relationship with my emotions and how I cope with and process them, and the connection between my mind and body.
My goal as a therapist is to empower clients to connect with their own inner resilience and ability to heal by providing a space built on non-judgment and acceptance. My passion is to cultivate strong therapeutic relationships where my clients feel safe enough to share their stories, explore change, and move towards the goals they have for themselves.
We are all complex and unique beings. Therefore, my approach to therapy is holistic in nature, meaning that we will be able to explore and tend to your whole being: mind, body, and spirit. I also view therapy through a person-centered lens, meaning that our time together will be tailored to meet your own unique needs and goals.
I work from an integrative framework grounded in trauma-informed practices. Some modalities I will likely weave into our work include mindfulness-based stress-reduction techniques, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, body-centered therapy, expressive arts, and harm-reduction techniques.
Being vulnerable and asking for help can be scary. There is great power in taking the first step and being open to change. There is great power and hope in realizing you are not alone. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you’ve had many therapy experiences, it is my honor to join you on your healing journey.
I spend my free time hiking, practicing yoga, running, creating art, and, overall, spending as much time playing, moving my body, and being outside as possible.
I provide mental health and substance abuse counseling and therapy to help with:
- Substance Use
- Identity Exploration
- Life Transitions
- Gender & Sexuality
“Happiness lies not in finding what is missing, but in finding what is present.”
~ Tara Brach