Emily Macfarlane, M.A., MFTC #13580, has recently relocated back to Colorado from the San Francisco Bay area in order to be near family. She received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, Hawaii, and is committed to providing high quality counseling services to individuals, couples and families.
With an undergraduate degree in Special Education from Utah State University, Logan, UT, one of Emily's expertise areas is working with families who have a child or children with any type of special needs. She is able to provide counseling and behavior support services to children and teens with emotional, intellectual or behavioral challenges, as well as to parents and siblings of those with special needs. While completing her B.S. in Special Education, Emily participated in a research project on choice-making and functional communication training for children with problematic behaviors which sparked a lifetime interest in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
A former special education teacher, she has taught classes for children with autism, emotional disturbances, developmental delays, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder and a variety of other behavioral and emotional issues. She ran a small business in California where she provided in-home behavioral coaching and support for families along with social skills group training for children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Emily firmly believes that with the proper behavioral support and interventions, children with disabilities can learn to independently manage their own behavior and achieve far greater success than many people believe possible.
Emily loves working with children, teens, couples and families and feels passionately about strengthening family relationships and helping peopl learn how to cope with life's difficult circumstances.