Emily DeGroot is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a background in Behavioral Health Integration in a Primary Care setting. Through this unique model of mental health care, she has learned to appreciate how to address the person as a whole. She takes into consideration lifestyle factors such as sleep, nutrition, physical health, and spirituality in addition to social factors that may be contributing to a client’s presenting problem. While her theoretical orientation is integrative, she utilizes solution focused counseling, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy methods, cognitive behavioral therapy, and positive psychology theory.
She is comfortable addressing anxiety, depression, grief, insomnia, relationship problems, chronic pain/illness, perinatal issues, and elder’s mental health needs. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families.
Emily recently moved to Washington from Alaska, where she attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She also attended Alaska Pacific University where she obtained a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. She began the first five years of her career working in community mental health in Anchorage. Over the course of 2016, she had the opportunity to travel to the remote village of Illiamna, Alaska to provide brief counseling services, for which she won an Honoring Our Successes Award through Southcentral Foundation. She also completed The Alaska Geriatric Interdisciplinary Leadership Development Program through UAA and obtained a Certified Dementia Practitioner credential.
In her spare time, she has been exploring her new PNW home with her family and two dogs. She also enjoys yoga, reading, cooking and going for dog walks.
- Alaska Pacific University, Masters of Science, Counseling Psychology
- University of Alaska Anchorage, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Professional Certifications and Associations
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) #227531 through National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners