Emilie Staryak

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Arkansas, USA)
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Master of Science, Clinical Community Counseling (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Bachelor of Science (Drake University)

I believe that everyone can benefit from counseling. Whether a person is in crisis, suffering from long-term struggles, or simply wants to learn more about themselves, something can be gained from an genuine, honest, and nonjudgmental counseling relationship.

I approach therapy from the Cognitive Behavioral perspective that by identifying and changing patterns of thought and behavior, a person can begin to change the way they feel. When integrating CBT with other approaches designed specifically for that client, as well as a genuine counseling relationship, the client and I can begin to see a more full picture of the issues that brought the person in, explore arising issues, and begin the process of change.

  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Military families
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Coping skills
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Play Therapy
  • Child/Adolescent and Parent Relationships
  • Child and Adolescent Behavior
  • Parenting Skills
  • Mindfulness

I lived in Seoul and provided counseling for AHS clients from 2010-2012. I currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • I have always been an animal lover and have owned many pets. Right now I only have a rescued dog, Marley and rescued cat, Tigres.
  • I have moved a total 17 times in my life.

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.
– Shannon L. Alder