Emily Oakes joined the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships in 2019. She earned her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Prior to becoming a counselor, Emily completed her Bachelor’s at UTA specializing in elementary education. She taught for many years working with gifted and talented students and struggling learners. Emily’s previous counseling experience includes working with child victims of abuse and their families. She also worked in a non-profit practice setting where she worked with children, adolescents, couples, and adults of all ages.