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Ella Emmer (she/her/hers) is a graduate student in Thomas Jefferson University’s Community and Trauma Counseling Program and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rowan University.

Ella’s approach to therapy is trauma-informed and rooted in compassion. She believes that clients come to therapy with tools and skills already within them and aims to guide her clients to a place of understanding and clarity. She values the importance of client agency and feels that allowing clients to define their own healing timeline can be empowering.Ella has completed introductory training in DBT, completed both weekends of EMDR Basic Training, and is actively engaged in trainings in IFS. Ella takes a person-centered approach and recognizes different clients may need varying interventions.

As she works towards becoming certified in EMDR and IFS modalities, it is Ella’s priority to ethically integrate the skills she is actively learning in order to best serve her clients.Ella has a deep background and involvement in activism, specifically working with the LGBTQ+ community. As a queer individual herself, she understands the power of using her voice and privilege in order to advocate for others. Grounded in cultural humility and responsiveness, Ella considers the external factors and systems that impact her clients’ lives in order to allow deep healing to occur.As a writer and singer, Ella values incorporating creative outlets in session as she has seen the catharsis the arts can bring.Ella firmly believes that as a growing counselor, it is imperative that she continues her own healing journey and is always looking for ways in which she can grow and learn both professionally and personally.She has a special interest in childhood trauma, PTSD, substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues and bipolar disorders.

Ella’s typical fee is $85 for individual therapy (53 min); she can work on a flexible sliding scale if needed.