My passion for healing work is rooted in my commitment to community advocacy, trauma work, and sexuality education. My path has included working in various mental health agencies, and I have two years of experience in counseling centers providing individual therapy. 

      My practice is queer and trans affirming and I welcome anyone who identifies under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella. I am also a sexuality educator  and I am committed to being a sex positive therapist, which means I am kink aware, polyamory & nonmonogamy friendly, and open to working with diverse identities and sexual concerns.

      My work is trauma-informed and takes seriously the mind-body impact of traumatic experience, whether the source is a one time incident, a relationship dynamic, or an oppressive system.

      I am passionate about access to mental health resources, and therefore my practice includes a set number of sliding scale and pro bono options. I am devoted to bridging the gap between healing and justice by making explicit the ways in which culture and identity are tied to our experiences of wellbeing as we move through the world.

      Finally, I bring to the therapy room an immense amount of compassion, creative thinking, enthusiasm, and a touch of humor. It is always such an honor to be a part of my clients' healing journeys.

About Me
About Me

      I bring to my work a holistic blend of cognitive, emotional, and body-oriented therapies, depending on what the client needs in the moment. These approaches include:

  • Attachment

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Mindfulness

  • Narrative

  • Person Centered

  • Relational Cultural

  • Trauma Informed modalities 

      

       Taken together, my approach acknowledges that human existence is complex and involves a number of factors, including our cultural context.

This approach is non-pathologizing and maintains that you are the expert on your self and experience. In therapy, we work as a team to uncover what you need and to figure out how to get there.

About My Approach to Therapy

Emily Kothe, M.Ed, PLPC

My Interests and Specializations

Special Interest Populations:
 

  • Activists & Organizers

  • College students

  • LGBTQIA+ people

  • Trans & nonbinary people

  • Sex positive people


Specialized Areas of Experience*:

  • Anxiety & Worry

  • Avoidance

  • Burn Out & Compassion Fatigue

  • Career Counseling

  • Communication

  • Depression

  • Guilt/Shame

  • Life Transitions/Changes

  • Obsessive Thoughts/Compulsive Behaviors

  • Oppression

  • Relationships

  • Self-hatred/Self-worth

  • Self-esteem/Body Image

  • Self Care

  • Sexuality Issues

  • Stress

  • Suicidality 

  • Trauma

  • Vulnerability/Courage

    *This is not a comprehensive list. Please reach out if you do not see your concern here and we can discuss whether I am the right fit for you. If not, I am happy to help you with referrals.

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