Emily Johnston, MEd, LPC
Connection, compassion, hope, and change: These are the guiding principles of Every Story Counseling, private practice of Dr. Greg and Emily Johnston, housed within the Playroom Lubbock. Greg and Emily both counsel from the belief that importance should be given to the client’s current story, but that most importantly hope exists for everyone to write new pages.
Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor with degrees in both Early Childhood and Counselor Education from Texas Tech University. A seasoned school counselor, her experiences range from early elementary aged children just beginning school to adolescents preparing to graduate and enter into adulthood. During her career in education, she developed a skill set that allows her to support children struggling to be their best selves either at home or in the school setting. Emily recognized that at the heart of this skill set was the connection between herself and the students that she was working with. As she continued her career practicing inside the Playroom Lubbock, she began attending training on Play Therapy and recognized it as a therapeutic approach that matched her core beliefs of counseling, with the healing agent being the relationship and connection formed between the therapist and the client. In Play Therapy, toys are the child’s words and play is the language. When working with older children and adolescents, Emily uses other forms of play therapy such as activity therapy, expressive art techniques, and sandtray therapy. Most importantly, Emily is passionate about providing a safe and connected environment to work with children to create a space safe enough for them to share their wants, needs, thoughts, and desires. Emily is working on her credentialing to be a Registered Play Therapist and is working under the supervision of Kelly Martin RPT-S and owner of the Playroom Lubbock.
Emily currently has appointments available. If you are a parent or a guardian hopeful of change within your child and would like to schedule an appointment, please call Emily at 806-472-4029.
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