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Emma Royce

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What Thriving means to me

Thriving means having the tools and skills to handle what life throws at you as well as having healthy and secure relationships. Thriving means not being weighed down by past experiences but rather releasing the hold that these events may have by processing them, healing the wounds from the past, and moving forward.

About My
Areas of Focus

I have experience working with all ages and love collaborating with individuals, couples, or families! I specialize in working with teens as well as those who have experienced trauma by increasing coping skills and self-esteem, healing from past experiences, and instilling hope for the future. My approach to therapy is very collaborative and I draw from different therapy models (often drawing from CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, or DBT) depending on each client’s individual needs and goals.

Why I love what I do

As cheesy as it sounds, I truly feel called to be a therapist. I have experienced firsthand the significance of a therapist’s role and how important it can be to offer a safe place for people to share and work through all parts of life. It’s an honor to hold the role of listening and helping people as they share the deepest parts about themselves. My favorite part of my job is witnessing clients recognize and affirm their own capabilities, resilience, and strength.

my experience

I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. Prior to working at Foundations Family Therapy, I worked with teens, college students, and young adults at California Baptist University’s counseling center, where I focused primarily on working with young women who had anxiety, depression, or had experienced childhood or current trauma. I also previously worked at a rehab and treatment center where I worked primarily with women and families suffering from past trauma and addiction. I also have experience working with young children and teens. I have engaged in training centered around play therapy and have also been trained in intensive trauma treatment since working at Foundations Family Therapy. I moved from California in the fall and am excited to be settling into my new home in North Carolina.

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What i do

For Fun!

I love being outside. On a free day, you can find me hiking with my husband and our pup, Remy. I also love traveling, spending time with friends, camping, eating good food, and being by the water. Prior to moving from California, you could find me at the beach most weekends, but I’ve been enjoying exploring the mountains and lakes since moving to North Carolina!