EMILY KAPTEIN, M.S., LMFT
I have a Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon and have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups in community mental health, eating disorder treatment, and private practice settings. My specializations include couple and family relationship issues, eating disorders and disordered eating, low self-esteem and body image, trauma healing, and anxiety disorders. I am a dedicated therapist who enjoys working with clients who are motivated to have a healthy relationship with themselves and others.
I have chosen to focus on relationship work because I understand the emotional healing that can be achieved through the power of these connections. I believe that most of us try and solve our own problems but often turn to harmful, problematic coping skills as many of us do not yet have the healthy tools needed to cope with all the unpredictability that life presents. These beliefs guide me to get to know my clients through a lens of compassion and understanding, and are paired with extensive clinical training and expertise to create real, long-lasting change.
I work from a collaborative, client-centered, and systemic orientation and am trained in the most up-to-date evidence-based approaches, including: FBT (family-based treatment for eating disorders), EFFT (emotion-focused family therapy), EFT (emotion-focused therapy), The Gottman Method, CBT-E (cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders), CBT+ (cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma and behavioral issues), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy).
My clients would describe me as hopeful, empathetic, perceptive, directive, easy to talk to and helpful. As a therapist, my goal is to support my clients in strengthening their self-awareness and building the skills to live a life that feels fulfilling, connected, balanced, and stable. I do this work because I know that therapy makes positive change possible and I am continually humbled by the opportunity to support my clients in this journey.
I am a Colorado native who has recently returned after 5 years living in the northwest. I am thrilled to be back in the sunshine and enjoy spending time with my partner, child, family and friends. In my free time I like to be outdoors with my loved ones and pets, and especially enjoy days on the lake stand-up paddle boarding.