Emilie Mendala-Mathew, LPC, CCFP, CTP, CT, LCDC-I, NCC, M.Ed
Emilie Mendala-Mathew is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern, Certified Trainer, Certified Trauma Professional, Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and soon to be Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional. Emilie has advanced studies in women and gender issues and marriage and family issues. Emilie has over 15 years of experience working with diverse groups of people and individuals who have experienced trauma, unplanned pregnancies, domestic violence, substance abuse, addiction, mental and emotional health adversities, life transitions, stress, grief, sleep concerns, decreased self-esteem and confidence, marganization, oppression, community violence, poverty, and relational/family conflicts.
Emilie believes there is no “one size fits all” in counseling / therapy. Therefore, Emilie utilizes an integrated approach to services provided to clients. Emilie’s foundational belief is rooted in recognizing the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Throughout Emilie’s experience she has worked within various settings that have provided an increased awareness into how our minds, emotions/feelings, spirit, and bodies are interconnected. Where one area may experience dis-ease, another area is likely to experience dis-ease as well. Emilie believes in providing a safe non-judgement space where one may experience empathy and compassion.
Within the integrated approach, Emilie may also utilize modalities/techniques such as: DBT, CBT, Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Stress Reduction, Family Systems, Insight-Oriented Psychotherapy, Feminist Therapy, Empowerment Counseling, Education, Clinical Interviewing, Problem-Solving / Solution-Focused, Reality Therapy, Mood/Food Diaries, Experiential Therapy, Existential Therapy, & Humanistic Therapy.
Emilie believes in the power of merging eastern and western philosophies when treating the whole person. Therefore, it may not be uncommon for Emilie to introduce alternative methods to increase overall wellness. This may include, but is not limited to: sound healing, exercise, meditation, yoga, energy healing, aromatherapies, light therapy, mindful eating/drinking, and connecting to nature.
When Emilie is not providing counseling / therapeutic services to clients she enjoys time with her family as well as alone, practicing self-care, reading, and traveling. Emilie has a free spirit, loves to learn about cultures, experience new foods, is a life-long learner, and maintains an open mind. Emilie also likes to explore entrepreneurial opportunities and how she can integrate her passion for empowering and inspiring groups of people most effectively. She has done this through workshops, writings, and speaking engagements