Emily Ringle - LPC
Hello! My name is Emily Ringle and I am thrilled to be working with Westside Behavioral Care. I hope to work with you on your journey to wellness.
I love working with littles. For the entirety of my career, I have worked primarily with children and adolescents ages 5-19 and their parents, with the majority of my experience being children under the age of 14. In particular, I enjoy working with trauma, anxiety, oppositional or defiant children, and of course, children who have difficulty with social skills: making or maintaining friendships, kids who may seem a little “weird” but just want to play with others.
I work from a combination of narrative therapy and reality therapy. Narrative therapy focuses on examining and overcoming messages received from society/family/etc and reality therapy focuses on choices an individual has at their disposal. In combining the two orientations, I work with clients on examining not resigning themselves to their history and circumstances but forging themselves a new path forward. When appropriate, I do use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to aid in this approach, as well as other tools such as play therapy, Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Additionally, since my background is in family therapy, I like to incorporate family therapy as much as possible when working with children and offer family/couples therapy to adults as needed.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and awaiting my confirmation from the State as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I obtained my BS in Genetics from Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!) and my MA in Couple and Family Counseling from University of Colorado Denver. In my spare time, I like to go to the gym, go on walks, watch sitcoms such as The Golden Girls and Frasier, as well as read, play pool, and bowl.