Emelia Thygesen


About Me

Change can be hard. Having the courage to reach out and discuss your inner pain and anxiety is the first step.

I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor from Syracuse, New York. I received my Masters Degree from Canisius College in 2011. I have worked with clients from residential facilities, inpatient, outpatient, and in the community for the last seven years. I have experience with: Women’s Issues, Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harming, Creating better coping skills, Codependency, Career Counseling, Anger Management, and Addiction.

I believe each person has their own pace, and am willing to find therapies and strategies that work for you. My approach is open minded and down to earth. I find that it is important to meet people where they are at, and develop a safe therapeutic relationship. My specialty is Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered, integrating healing and other holistic models.

I started my career in psychology and counseling when I experienced a suicide in my family. It gave me the courage to make changes for myself, and help people around me who were also suffering grief, loss, and depression. I'm an advocate of mental health issues, and support American Foundation for Suicide Prevention each year.

I have experience in school environments, training from American Counseling Association in cultural competencies, LGBTQ communities, and diversity training's. I have worked with teens in rehab for drug addiction, and currently do home based crisis intervention.

When I'm not with clients I enjoy: traveling, taking photos, musical theater, concerts, and watching movies at home with my cat.

I am glad you are taking this step towards change. I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat


LMHC #006462 (Expires: 2023-05-01)

LCMHC #15567 (Expires: 2022-06-30)