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Emily McKay, MA, LPC, CHT

Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience. She completed her Master’s degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University and is certified in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy. These approaches share the view that we are all fundamentally good with the innate capacity to heal. Additionally, Emily serves as faculty with Integrative Psychiatry Institute, training mental health professionals in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Emily believes we are resilient, and that we are so much more than any diagnosis or difficulties we have faced. Using therapy methods that incorporate mind and body, she has seen the change that can happen when we turn inward, learn about ourselves, and tap into our inherent wisdom and self-compassion.

Emily has been described as practical and grounded, yet deeply insightful and compassionate toward the human experience.  When not pondering the mysteries of the universe, Emily dabbles in music and art, and animals bring her great joy.


BA Communication, Philosophy, William Jewell College, 1993

MA Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, Naropa University, 2000

Certification in Hakomi, Hakomi Institute, 2002

IFS Circle Program, IFS Institute, 2022

EMDR level 1, 2, Maiberger Institute, 2022

Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Integrative Psychiatry Institute, 2022