Emily Frey, PsyD, LCP
Anxiety, Depression, LGBT Support, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), ADHD, Relationship Issues, and Divorce Recovery.
Do you feel like you're stuck? Or that it is difficult to manage your life or emotions? It is not easy to take the first step in seeking therapy but it can honestly change your life in the ways you are hoping can be changed. If you are struggling to find energy, motivation, quality relationships, or purpose, now is the time to take that first step to help yourself.
In terms of my education, I earned my Doctoral Degree in psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus and I completed my Master’s Degree in Clinical Professional Psychology at Roosevelt University. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an infinite love for learning and knowledge. In addition, I am one of the co-owners and co-creators of OakHeart Center.
In therapy, I provide a warm, genuine, empathic environment for clients, while fostering sensitivity and vulnerability by encouraging clients to focus inward. During therapy, I assist clients in transforming their pain into positive change in order for them to push through their struggles and shift from a state of feeling stuck to a state of feeling empowered. This includes developing the capacity for emotion regulation, learning to self-soothe, assertiveness training, and building insight into the self. Therapeutically, I implement Emotion-Focused Therapy, which is an integration of humanistic, cognitive, and psychodynamic therapies, and I have witnessed rewarding change through the use of this orientation. Through collaboration, I make a strong effort to meet clients where they are at, which involves adapting therapy to the client’s needs and respecting how diversity influences each person’s unique narrative. I understand that life consists of complex twists and turns that require both compassion and resilience – two of the areas I focus on growing in therapy.
I enjoy working individually with children (age 12 and up), adolescents, and adults who experience anxiety, hair-pulling (trichotillomania), non-suicidal self-injury, depression, mood dysregulation, trauma/PTSD, domestic violence, bullying, social skills deficits, loss, relationship issues and those who identify as LGBTQ. Having been an athlete in the past, I also likes to work with athletes experiencing performance issues and stress.