PhD in Christian Counseling
Master of Arts in Counseling
Bachelor of Arts in Child Life Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor
American Association of Christian Counselors Member
Prepare/Enrich Certified Counselor
Anxiety and Depression with Female Teens and Adults
A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a Child Life Therapy Concentration from Samford University. Her coursework focused on providing support to hospitalized children/teens and their families in hospitals and organizations throughout Birmingham, Montgomery, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Emily earned her Masters of Arts from Dallas Theological Seminary in Counseling in Dallas, Texas and her PhD in Christian Counseling from International University. These programs provided a theological and psychological integration model as many people’s understanding of God/higher power impacts how they makes sense of challenges and learn to cope during times of difficulty.
Growing up in a society where individuals faced their struggles with a forced “I’m fine,” Emily desired to create a space where clients can learn to be vulnerable with themselves and others, while using their current challenges to be the catalyst for growth and greater authenticity.
Emily loves working with teens and helping young professionals with anxiety and depression so that they are able to reach their goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. One of her favorite quotes comes from Donald Miller: “If the point of life is the same as the point of a story, the point of life is character transformation.” Emily believes that character transformation is possible in spite of the anxiety, depression or any situation that people face. Like her own story, it is through hardships, where growth occurs and she hopes to help clients see their challenges as an opportunity for change and growth in their life.
“From the very first time I met Dr. Shupert, I felt as though she would be a lifelong resource for me. Over the past four years, she has walked with me through several life-shattering situations. From divorce to death of a child, and other bumps in the road, she has taught me how God was still present in my life even when I couldn’t see or feel Him. She taught me how to cope and handle the anxiety and depression that came along with crisis. But above all, she taught me how to be the best version of me, the one that God designed. She is wise beyond her years and I am grateful to have her as my counselor.”
“The services we received have allowed us and our daughter to survive some very difficult circumstances over the last two years and emerge as better parents and with a much stronger relationship with her. Yet it isn’t only the excellent guidance and counseling expertise that we have received, but the sincere prayerful commitment that has encouraged us through the process of change that was necessary for us as parents and for our daughter as a young female adult. We continue to periodically seek counsel, and we are always refreshed by the perspective and recommendations that she offers. We have no hesitation to recommend this group to our friends.”