Emily Preston

Counselor Trainee

Emily is a counselor trainee (MA) studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Xavier University. She is in her final year of graduate school and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society. She will be licensed with the State of Ohio in 2024. She currently works under the supervision of Jane G. Edelmann, LPCC-S.

Emily is patient, understanding, and nonjudgmental. Her goal is to help guide her clients on their journey to healing through CBT and person-centered approaches. She meets patients where they are at in their journey and creates individualized treatment plans to get them where they want to go.

It is important to her for her clients to feel safe and heard while in her care; and holds space for clients to be authentic. She is passionate about helping people understand their emotions and express their feelings.

An important part of Emily’s story is from her own personal trauma she endured as a child when she lost her father at the age of 12. Through her own journey, she has developed a passion for helping others become the best version of themselves. She has worked with children and adolescents for over 10 years as a camp counselor at Cincinnati Recreation Commission and victim advocate at the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.

Areas of Expertise:
Children and Adolescents
Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapy (under supervision)
Family of Origin Issues
Setting Boundaries
Unhealthy and Unsafe relationships
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Play Therapy

“No one belongs here more than you.”
—Brene Brown