Emily Tripp

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Emily Tripp

LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

More About Me

With the increasing distractions of social media, phones, and television; the disconnect from others in our society is more prevalent than ever. Anxiety, ADHD, and Depression continue to be on the rise as more people move away from social interactions and form codependency with technology. Consequently, many are struggling from the unrealistic expectations they form about themselves which stems from the constant comparison of themselves to others. I strive to help people discover their authentic self, purpose, and meaning. When we place too much pressure on ourselves, we take the weight of the world with us. It is only a matter of time until our knees buckle from the weight and in result, are faced with the overabundance of stress that surrounds us. 

I make clients feel comfortable with my nontraditional and approachable attitude. I can be very laid back and casual, but also know when to assert recommendations that will help you achieve your goals for therapy. In a time where we struggle to feel validated, it is my hopes for you that you can use our sessions together as a place to build trust, form meaningful relationships in your personal life, and use your voice again. You are not alone. The pandemic not only shed light on mental health, but also created a fear many felt throughout the world. I am a firm believer in mind, body, and spirit. They are all connected and when something is out of alignment, we suffer from it. The most important thing is that you feel safe enough in the space that surrounds you to work through the obstacles that have been getting in your way. When working with me, you have the opportunity to choose—in the office or immersed in nature for walk and talk, it is up to you!

I have additional trainings consisting of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trauma therapy, Amen Brain Health Certificate, and a Marriage and Family Graduate Certificate making me eligible for dual-licensure within the year. I am a current member of the Suncoast Mental Health Counseling Association and the International Honor Society in Psychology. In addition, I facilitated a music and art therapy group for approximately two years giving me a rich toolkit to better assist persons with expressing themselves through creative outlets. I utilize both Eastern and Western philosophies to accommodate a larger range of multicultural and eclectic backgrounds. 

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Fun Facts about Emily

  • I am passionate about all things in the arts…especially music! Some would say I am an enthusiastic concert goer and have been attending music festivals since I was thirteen years old. I was a music promoter during my youth which awarded me an invaluable opportunity to meet various artists and bands. I could happily jam to alternative 90’s and 2000’s music for the rest of my life.
  • I have never been out of the country and hope this will change soon! However, I have been to several states and hope to visit them all. Exploring new places is perfection to me. My favorite places have been Knoxville (TN), Chicago (IL), Seattle (WA), and Ashville (NC). My bucket list destinations are Sydney (AUS), Alaska, Cape Town (South Africa), the Maldives, and Spain. 
  • When I am not indoors, I try to take advantage of the great outdoors. Biking, walking, and jogging are therapeutic to me. I try to plan my trips around where the closest waterfall or rapids are. There is something majestic about roaring waters in their natural habitat.  
  • I graduated with my Master of Arts degree in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program from the University of South Florida. The Tampa campus is nice, but I prefer the calming surroundings of the St. Petersburg campus where I went for my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  

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