Emily Endres, MEd
Emily Endres (she/her) is a prelicensed, Masters-level mental health counselor whose work is informed by her social location as a white, queer, cisgender woman. She sees her role as helping people realize and harness their own capacities for healing, growth and authentic connection, and recognize the ways in which marginalization and oppression contribute to and create trauma, distress, and mental health issues. To accomplish this, she employs therapeutic approaches that shift power to the client as much as possible, recognizing that they are experts on their own lives and experiences. These approaches include relational therapy, which sees nurturing, safe, and authentic relationships as critical to healing; feminist therapy, which challenges and works to undermine power dynamics and systems of oppression; narrative therapy, which analyzes unhelpful scripts that we adopt through forces like gender socialization, and aims to help clients develop more empowering narratives about themselves and their lives; and psychodynamic therapy, which looks at the role of early life experiences in a client’s present challenges.
Cell: 267-535- 2424
Work # (215) 922-LOVE (5683) extension 12
Emily provides long-term, insight oriented therapy to clients who have experienced trauma and who are grieving losses of all kinds, including the death of a family member, partner or friend, unemployment, loss of health or mobility, and loss of a significant relationship. Emily also works with clients who are working on issues related to identity exploration, care and codependency, shame, communication, assertiveness and boundary development. She is particularly committed to working with the LGBTQIA+ community, those practicing non-monogamy and nontraditional family structures, and people living with illness and disability.
Prior to pursuing a career in counseling, Emily worked internationally in the public health field as a researcher and project manager. Emily conducted qualitative research, workshops, and trainings in low- and middle-income countries on public health issues including sexual and reproductive health, clean water and sanitation, and primary healthcare. She has also worked and volunteered in a variety of health settings in the United States including long-term care facilities, community health clinics, and hospitals. She received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University and her Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.