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About Emily Brewer
My approach to counseling is largely integrative, which means I consider what brings you to counseling and adjust my approach based on what is likely to be most effective. This necessitates that I first listen well and learn from you about what brought you to counseling so that I can effectively help you solve problems or thrive through difficult seasons. I recognize that you are the expert on your experiences and you do have the ability to be successful through them, I’m just here to support you through that.
With children, I enjoy using play and games as a way of teaching them appropriate replacement coping skills for inappropriate behaviors. With teens and young adults, talk therapy and psychoeducation is often successful. I most often use cognitive and behavioral approaches to help with mood concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression). I also enjoy helping parents fill their toolbox with a variety of tools to help them raise their children through both parent training and psychoeducation. I recognize that changing patterns of behavior is often not easy, so when working with parents, I use an “I do, we do, you do” approach that allows parents to learn and grow in their positive interactions with their children.
Prior to coming to Oakwood, I worked as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) in Bryan ISD serving students from Pre-K through 6th grade. As part of this position, I conducted special education evaluations for students with Autism, ADHD, and Emotional Disturbance. I collaborated with parents and teachers to create an environment most beneficial to the student and I provided related service counseling to students in special education. I also was involved in ARD meetings and helped provide recommendations for struggling general education students. Prior to my time in Bryan ISD, I was a pre-doctoral intern at Cypress Fairbanks ISD near Houston. I received my master’s and doctoral training at Texas A&M University and enjoy living in BCS and giving back to this community. I'm providing services as a Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow under the supervision of Adam Saenz, Ph.D., LSSP.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depressive disorders, behavior management, parent training, Autism spectrum disorder, mood related disorders, emotional disturbance, problems at school, and special education.
Children, Adolescents, Families, College Students
Ph.D in School Psychology from Texas A&M University
M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University
B.A. in Psychology from Southwestern University
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology #71324