Emily Baran, LCSW

Emily Baran, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Alive Holistic Counseling, LLC
777 High St., Suite 240
Eugene, OR 97401

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Emily holds compassion and respect at the heart of her approach to therapy. She recognizes that many factors contribute to the difficulties each person faces and there are many paths toward healing. She is passionate about working with people in an integrated way, drawing on many aspects of their lives to build on their strengths and resources. She integrates practices from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She finds these approaches emphasize autonomy and respect for people's innate wisdom about their own lives.

Emily has provided therapy for individuals, couples and families since 2014 in various settings in California and Oregon. Emily knows that we are bigger than the problems that we face. She believes that by walking through darkness we find new windows of opportunity to deepen relationships and live more fully. She finds gratitude in helping people relieve the pains caused by trauma, anxiety, depression, intrusive negative thoughts and relationship challenges. Emily helps individuals tap into their own passions and values so that they can move the focus of their lives away from their problems and onto the values that matter to them.

In her work with relationships, Emily builds a safe space for couples, families and those in valued relationships to team up against the destructive conflict and misunderstandings that get in the way of living full lives together. She draws from training in compassionate communication to build on family's values and develop creative ways to connect with one another while meeting the needs of each individual. Throughout her work with adults and children, Emily has a deep respect and appreciation for those courageous enough to make these kind of changes in their lives.

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