1190 Jefferson Street Suite 102 Washington, MO 63090US

(636) 390-4422

Welcome to Counseling Concepts

Emily Thoenen, LCSW

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Are you overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, feel stuck or burnt-out, struggling with relationship issues, or feel confused about your purpose? While these feelings are part of being human, they can sometimes overwhelm us and affect our ability to thrive. We all need support and guidance to move through pain, and to learn tools that can help us move through challenges with more ease and grace. Change can be scary, but change is also potential for growth. I can provide a safe, calm, and non-judgmental environment that supports your healing.

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development from Missouri State University in 2002 and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 2013. I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2017, licensed by the State of Missouri. Prior to licensure I worked from 2006-2019 with adults and children working within the Missouri state foster care system. I became an expert in trauma through this system and collaborations with Franklin County Community Resource Board and Franklin County Cares; which I was a founding member of. I received the Mary Ellen award by Franklin County CASA for my work within the foster care system in 2019 and received recognition from Beyond Consequences as a Trauma Trailblazer in the Franklin County, MO area. 

My experience along with my education provides me with the skills to assist you through your therapy journey. I use effective strategies such as mindfulness, trauma focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and marital/couples counseling techniques. 

Are you ready to feel better, know yourself more, open to clearing stuck emotions from past negative experiences, and want to live authentically? You CAN thrive and regain hope, inspiration, joy, and energy for life and I would be honored to walk alongside you through this journey.