Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed in life but are unsure how to find peace?

Do you feel stuck in unwelcome patterns or cycles but don’t know how to change?

Do you long to feel seen and known but are afraid of vulnerability?

My Approach

I approach counseling from a holistic, “whole person” perspective. I believe we cannot separate our emotional and mental lives from our physical and relational selves. I address all of these aspects of humanity from a compassionate, non-judgmental perspective. I also believe we are who we are today because of where we’ve been – so healing now might mean looking into the past and exploring why we do what we do because of what we’ve experienced earlier in life.

I utilize various techniques and theories and cater my approach to each person that comes into my office. Some of the modalities I draw from the most include:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Mindfulness

My ultimate goal is to provide a safe and empathetic environment where you leave feeling more heard, seen, known, and accepted.

Specialty Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shame
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Stress
  • Attachment
  • Transition & Change

Emily Barnes is a provisional licensed professional counselor (PLPC) under the supervision of Amy Evans, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and approved supervisor in the state of Missouri.