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Emelia Thygesen(she/her)
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
North Carolina

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Stress, and Women's Issues

Great to meet you!

I started my career in psychology and counseling when I experienced a suicide in my family. It gave me the courage to make changes for myself, and help people around me who were also suffering grief, loss, and depression. I'm an advocate of mental health issues, a proud adoptee, and a supporter of the arts. I have a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have been working with individuals, teens, and families for over 10 years.

A bit about my approach to therapy

Are you taking care of everyone else but yourself. Do you find that you have to keep busy all the time, or else it feels like you’re wasting time. Are the emotions so much bigger than you can handle, and yet people just tell you “it is not that big of a deal.” Is it hard keeping friendships, because you find that you do all the communication. Get the emo playlist ready, and let’s dig into that shit together. I can help to reduce the hold anxiety and depression has on you.

What you can expect from our first session

I believe in accessing our whole selves, and utilizing somatic practices. I educate clients on health and how it plays a key role in their mental well being. I encourage routine setting, boundaries, and life adjustments. I can also assist in adjusting to a new job, career, or being in college.

I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)

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Insurance carriers Emelia accepts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey

More about Emelia

MS (Master of Science) at Canisius College
License type: LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
More specialties: Grief, Loss and Depression
Modalities: Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Trauma Focused, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)