Emma Ritchie, M.A.
Struggling with distressing thoughts and emotions can be so isolating and overwhelming. You want the thoughts to stop and to gain control over your emotions, but the path forward is unclear. One of my primary roles as a therapist is to share in your inner world with warmth and understanding so that you don’t feel so alone. Then, we can collaboratively decide how to face your struggles together.
As a therapist, I aim to cultivate curiosity instead of judgment about thoughts and emotions. I value using interventions that have been shown by research to alleviate distressing symptoms, including Cognitive-Behavioural, Emotion-Focused, and Mindfulness-based therapies. I embody genuineness and authenticity in my therapy practice. I like to use humour to build a strong therapeutic relationship and as a way to ease the weight of the challenges that led you to seek therapy.
I am committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for people from all walks of life. I strive to be culturally humble, recognizing that therapy is an ongoing process and not a discrete endpoint. I aim to be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and to provide a non-judgmental and validating space for all my clients.
B.A. Psychology (Honours)
M.Sc. Experimental Psychology
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (In Progress)