Emily Sanders is a Licensed Professional Counselor and therapist at Brickel and Associates, LLC, in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Emily believes strongly in healing and recovery for all individuals, couples, and families struggling with mental health and relational issues. In recognizing that each individual or couple has different needs, she utilizes an eclectic approach in providing therapy in order to meet the unique needs of each client, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), art and expressive therapy techniques, and an overall interpersonal process. She approaches therapy with hope, compassion, and creativity to empower clients to access their personal strengths.
She has vast experience working with clients using eating disordered and self-harming behaviors as they attempt to manage their trauma. In her work with couples, Emily works collaboratively with clients to cultivate authentic connection, strengthen trust, and improve healthy and effective communication strategies. In addition, Emily also has a strong background and experience in working with clients in the LGBTQ+ community. Emily has worked in various levels of therapeutic care, including residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient.
Through creating a safe and secure therapeutic relationship, Emily supports clients in creating meaningful and lasting change to overcome trauma, addiction, eating disorder behaviors, self-harm, anxiety, and depression.