Emily Oakes, M.A.

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Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist™

Emily Oakes joined the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships in 2019. She earned her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Emily received her License as a Professional Counselor in 2020 and became a Registered Play Therapist in 2024. Prior to becoming a counselor, she completed her Bachelor’s at UTA specializing in elementary education. Emily taught for many years with students ages 5-14 and primarily worked with gifted and talented students and struggling learners. Her previous counseling experience includes working with a local child advocacy center and a local non-profit. Emily’s current clientele remains broad as she serves children, teens, adults, and families. Her passion is in play for all ages.

Emily believes that we are designed for relationship and that an empathic and authentic relationship with your therapist plays an intricate role in healing and growth.  She believes that each person is a unique individual and uses a variety of tools to meet unique needs in therapy.

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