Emily Lind | Counseling Intern
Individual Counseling | Columbia, Mo
My name is Emily Lind. I’m a counseling intern with The Counseling Hub in Columbia, Missouri.
I’m a good fit if you…
feel overwhelmed by change and are unsure of how to cope with life transitions
are not certain of who you are or who you want to be
experience feelings of emptiness and sadness in day-to-day routine
have trouble feeling confident or secure in your own skin
struggle to stay motivated or hopeful, and are having a hard time finding support
are feeling misunderstood or ignored and want to feel validated and heard
are ready to most through your feelings of doubt and shame (in relationships, life, or work)
find yourself overthinking and feeling debilitated by your choices
are unsure of how to cope with overwhelming feelings in your life (any area)
feel disconnected from your personal relationships, or are struggling to make new connections
These are common reasons people come into counseling. These are the reasons people seek help.
More often than not, folks still feel some sort of shame in reaching out. One of the reasons Tara founded The Counseling Hub was to diminish that sense of shame, to normalize the fact that all people struggle in some way during their lives, and to empower people to grow and heal in their own unique way.
The Counseling Hub is all about connecting, healing, and growing.
My goal is to be a supportive and empowering outlet for you throughout your counseling journey, and to nurture a safe and nonjudgmental environment for any needs you may have. I will never be able to give the perfect solution for you, nor is my role to give you the “right” answers. Instead, I encourage and empower you to find your own way to heal, grow, and live your life to the fullest. My role is to help you embrace your inner strength and enhance your capabilities.
Five Fun Facts About Emily
I am very nature-oriented
Whether it is walking through a trail, riding a bike through a park, or spending a couple of nights camping, I have found that being outside is one of my most accessible stress relievers. I’ve been a wanderer from an early age. I spent a significant amount of my childhood outside building, searching, and examining wildlife. There is definitely something to be said about how peaceful and connected to the earth we can feel after spending time exploring it’s natural beauty.
I love re-watching TV Shows
There are so many shows I enjoy that it’s hard to pinpoint just one, but if The Office (US), Game of Thrones, or Friends interest you, we’d be able to sit and talk all day long. A good amount of the time I find myself re-watching the same series over and over and just having it play in the background of what I’m doing. Sometimes I can branch out and try newer shows, but 95% of the time end up restarting The Office.
Cooking is NOT one of my strengths
The ability to cook has always been lacking from my personal skill-set. The majority of my family is from New Orleans, so I grew up around interesting and unique foods (I figured maybe that would help!). When it comes to my cooking… it’s either burnt or underdone, there is no in between.
I enjoy being creative
I think that we can all agree that self-care is ridiculously important and ties in with our ability to live happy and healthy lives, right? Yes. On that note, one of my favorite ways to implement self-care is through art and music. It’s relaxing and empowering to be able to sit down and focus on something that is completely unique to my own style. Journaling feelings, sketching random things I see, or even putting on an old CD are some of my favorite ways to process my thoughts and take time for myself.
My animals are my safe haven
This might sound slightly cliché, but I mean I have to be honest; there really is nothing like the unconditional love we can receive (and give!) from our pets. I grew up with a lot of animals around (one of our cats even lived to be 21 years old!), so I know that the comfort and love an animal can bring to a home is second to none. We currently have a dog and two cats, and still have a terrible time going to the Humane Society without adopting another one!
Emily’s Education and Training
Emily is currently in her final year of the Master of Education in Counseling at Stephens College, here in Columbia. She is active in the student led Stephens Counseling Association, and is also a part of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Prior to graduate school, Emily received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Missouri (Columbia). Emily enjoys working with both adolescents and adults as they process their growth through counseling. She collaborates best with individuals looking to embrace their true identity, find their inner confidence, recognize innate strengths, and find a way to effectively cope with transitions, depression, and anxiety. Emily is eager to experience and train for working with couples and families, a scope of her practice that will have a clear advantage based on her early childhood education experience.