About Me

Hi! My name is Emily and my loves are my family, adventures, and travel. Oh yeah, throw Disney, animals, sports, and cooking in there as well!! A little bit about me, I am a Midwest girl now living in Florida and my original professional pursuit in life was Meteorology (yep weather ) but having lived all over the country and sharing experiences with so many people both personally and professionally, I realized that most of us are just trying to make it through the day. This in-turn formed another love....counseling.
I received my bachelor's degree from UMass and went-on to receive my Masters in Counseling/Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University which is a Christian University with a concentration in Family and Forensics. I spent my early counseling years working with those in incarceration as well as providing individual, couples, and family Christian-based counseling to students and families at Palm Beach Atlantic I now work with a diverse population through a local non-profit where I continue my counseling.. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, marital and family, parenting issues, as well as motivation and self-esteem to name a few. I have also worked extensively with care-giver issues, traumas, and addictions.
As a licensed mental health counselor, I utilize many therapeutic techniques , but mostly I come from a holistic, person-centered approach that is integrative and driven by you, because what you are struggling with is unique to YOU and there is no "one perfect therapy" that fits everyone! I am comfortable incorporating prayer and scripture into my sessions, but that is always at your discretion. You are awesome just by visiting this site, that itself shows you want something to change. I am the right counselor for you if you are willing to try; things can change if you want it. I also have my limitations...I can't solve your problems, but we can work on goals together for change, I also can't give you the winning lottery numbers, or wave a magic wand that all your problems will immediately go away. But I will be your cheerleader, your support, and the person who is ready to take this step with you.
“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength…Those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” — Isaiah 40:29,31


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH16116


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Emily McBay. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Emily for 9 months

Emily is a great therapist who utilizes her expertise in her field to listen and communicate with her clients based on what their immediate needs are. She provides positive feedback and allows you to think and guide you to sensible conclusions and solutions. I would recommend her to anyone!

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