I’ve been on a path to learn about and understand emotional and physical healing for many years. Always drawn to alternative ways of integrating the body, mind, and spirit into balance, I’ve sought personal healing through wilderness, dance and movement, exercise, animals and yoga. My own experiences and my curiosity towards understanding the human brain-body led me to study both traditional and alternative psychotherapeutic healing modalities. Before the research existed to support body-based and experiential healing for trauma (which it now does in excess), I sought a degree in body-based psychology, and graduated with a Master’s degree in somatic psychology from Naropa University in 2004.
I moved to Oregon to work as a Wilderness Therapist, leading 3 week backpacking expeditions throughout Oregon, Washington, and California, and I believe deeply in the power of nature to provide an opportunity for healing. Back in 2000, I fell in love with Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and after a long journey, I became an EAGALA certified psychotherapist in 2011 and started Emily Nemeth Counseling to provide Equine Therapy to struggling families. Additionally, I became intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy while working at the Portland DBT Institute.
Currently, I’m a licensed professional counselor (LPC), as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in private practice in Oregon. I work in my NW Portland office as well as at a barn in Tualatin providing therapy. I’m primarily inspired by my clients and their recovery from trauma, anxiety, substance abuse and mood disorders, and I enjoy continued education in the areas of trauma treatment and attachment theory as well as neurobiological aspects of psychological disorders.