The Inspired Office: Emelie's Office in Portland, OR.

Meet Emelie.

Emelie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon and received her Masters of Arts degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy, with specializations in sex and relationship therapy, expressive arts therapy, child psychology, and trauma work at Lewis & Clark College.

Emelie also has specialized training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), mindfulness, attachment work, and collaborative problem solving (CPS) and works with a variety of different treatment issues such as life transitions, anxiety, panic & OCD, caregiver burnout & vicarious trauma, children & teens, foster/adoption issues, college aged and emerging adults, the LGBTQIA+ community, couples, and with those in non-monogamous relationships.

How long have you been in private practice? 

I’ve been in private practice for one year in April! Before that, I worked in a bunch of different agency settings- residential, intensive outpatient home based services, and as a school counselor.  

How long have you been in your current office?

This office just opened April 1st, which was my 1 year anniversary in private practice. I started off subletting spaces from other clinicians and I am so excited to have an office all of my own!

What has changed the most about your space?

Subletting other spaces really helped me understand what my needs are in my space. I like to have room to get on the floor and play since I work with kids sometimes but the space also needs to be mature enough for my adult clients to feel comfortable.

What is you favorite thing about your office? 

I love the wood floors throughout the whole practice space and all the greenry in my office and our waiting room. We’ve got these beautiful high ceilings and lots of natural light! 

What makes your office unique? 

I’m a pretty eclectic clinician (and person, haha) and I think my space represents that vibe. I love the outdoors and I tried to bring that feel into the room

If you could sum up your space in one word, what would that word be? 


What advice do you have for others as they are creating/updating their offices? 

Figure out what your needs are before putting your space together! I think subletting first is a really good way to figure that out.

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