Nice to meet you!

My name is Emily Tripp

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

My passion is assisting my clients by helping them repair their relationships with themselves and others. I focus on empowering individuals to express their emotions through various outlets, communicate their needs, and find their purpose.

My specialties are:

Life transitions, Anxiety & Mood disorders, Addiction, Stress Management, Trauma/EMDR, LGBTQIA+, Teenage/College Student, High-Performance Issues (Entertainment Industry), Imposter Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Self-Esteem, Emotional Regulation

Let's get to know each other!

I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. I specialize in various therapeutic modalities, as well as talk therapy, to improve the connection between emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Before private practice, I worked in multiple settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and holistic wellness counseling centers.

My passion is assisting my clients by helping them repair their relationships with themselves and others. I focus on empowering individuals to express their emotions through various outlets, communicate their needs, and find their purpose.

A bit more about me…

With the increasing dependency of technological advancements, society is moving away from the ability to have meaningful connections. Studies have shown correlations with higher anxiety, depression, and attention/comprehension affiliated issues related with increased screen time. Consequently, this results in increased isolation, imposter syndrome, the need for instant gratification, and low feelings of self-worth. I strive to help people achieve their goals of finding a sense of purpose, boosting confidence, and letting go of stressors that have consumed them.

I make clients feel comfortable with my nontraditional approach to counseling by using a range of modalities. In addition, I would consider my personality more relaxed while also knowing when to assert recommendations. In a time where individuals struggle to feel validated, it is my goal to create a safe space to help clients feel that they can trust again. By helping access the inner strengths from within, we can work together to increase a sense of awareness, connection, and ability to foster mindfulness. You are not alone. Integrating various healing components to the mind, body, and spirt can bring forth a sense of long-lasting fulfillness.

Working with clients of all ages and backgrounds grants me the experience to help tackle issues as they occur. Life transitions can be unpredictable so whether switching schools, divorcing, job changes, or death; these parts of life can promote deeper meaning. A common denominator expressed within various clients tends to be similar; feeling stuck, high expectations, unresolved trauma, stress or conflict, and shame. Nevertheless, there is an opportunity to help you heal again and uncover the potential root of the problems.

I hold additional trainings in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trauma therapy and a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family. I studied systemic issues throughout schooling in addition to individual therapy. I am a current member of the Suncoast Mental Health Counseling Association and the International Honor Society in Psychology. The alternative modalities I have experience with conducting individual/group therapy contains music and art therapy. These can be phenomenal tools to help uncover what the mind can’t fully articulate or extract. Lastly, I utilize both Eastern and Western philosophies to accommodate an extensive range of multicultural and eclectic backgrounds. I look forward to working with you!

My Fun Facts:

  •  I am married to my husband of 8 years, together for 15! We have a beautiful family with a sassy toddler girl and am expecting another baby girl on the way!
  • One would call me a musical enthusiast where I take great pleasure in venturing to various concerts and music festivals. I appreciate all genres of music, but would consider my favorites consisting of alt. rock, metal, instrumental (violin), and smooth jazz.
  • I have a genuine admiration for travel and experiences. (Yes, I’m a millennial!) My favorite landscapes contain waterfalls and natural springs. I have frequented many throughout the states and hope to one day explore Sydney (AUS), Capetown (SA), Alaska, and New Zealand.
  • I love animals! I have a Teddy Bear dog (Bichon, Poodle, Shitsu mix) named Pookie Bear, “Pookie”, and two cats. Yes, the name Pookie Bear was inspired by the comic, Garfield, which is Garfield’s stuffed teddy bear, Pookey.
  • I received my Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida in Tampa. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in DTSP! (Go Bulls!) I attended St. Petersburg College for my Associate of Arts at the Gibbs campus. Each college experience was wonderful in itself!