Emily Oakes

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Grapevine Office

972-422-8383

eoakes@counselgodsword.com

Supervised by: Supervised by Penny Haight, M.Ed., LPC-S

Education

Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in English with a specialization in Elementary Education from University of Texas at Arlington

Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University

 

Background

Emily discovered her passion working autistic children as a teenager. This passion has been nourished throughout her teaching career, where she has worked with children, teens, and families as an elementary school teacher and has taught grades 1-6, ESL, struggling learners in grades 1-8, and gifted and talented children in grades 3-8 in both public and private school environments. However, reentry into the work place after staying home with her own children and unexpected life changes left her looking for something more and her journey towards the professional counseling world began.  She spent both her internship and practicum working with sexually abused children, trauma victims, and their families using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at a local nonprofit. Emily believes that working with children of all ages and their families in both education and counseling environments, as well as tackling life’s unexpected twists and turns, has allowed her to be authentically empathetic with her clients and is invaluable to her practicw. She describes herself as a child of God, wife, mother, teacher, counselor, and avid equestrian. When she’s not taxiing kiddos to and fro or working, she enjoys spending time with her husband at TCU football and baseball games and riding and training her sporthorses.

 

Passions

Emily’s passion as a counselor is meeting each uniquely created individual exactly where they are on their journey and helping them grow into the individuals God has designed them to be; remembering that even in our darkest, loneliest times, the Lord has a perfect plan for us to prosper and promises hope and a future when we listen to and seek Him; for even when we are lost, in Him we are found (Jeremiah 29:11-14).  Life can be challenging and overwhelming and joining someone on their journey during these times is gift. 

 

Works with

Children | Teens | Young Adults | Families | Adults

 

Areas of Concentration

Child Behavioral Problems | Teen issues | Self-confidence | Anxiety | Stress | Depression | Sexual Abuse and Trauma | Marriage | Family | Divorce | Parenting | Grief | Prayer

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