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A passion for fostering hope and encouraging strengths have been essential in Emily’s experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with couples, individuals and  families.  Simonian's direct training in helping those struggling with issues such as relationship conflict, anxiety and depression helped her develop Empowered Couples Therapy, a couples therapy brand that endeavors to help couples create the relationship they want through a series of personal choices. 

Focusing on clients’ goals and individuality, as well as cultivating healthy emotional expression are some of the influences that emphasize Emily’s unique style of therapy.

Simonian's approach to therapy has been described as compassionate, authentic and holistic.


"I consider it a privilege to work in this field and to have worked with diverse populations across California, the Hawaiian Islands and most recently, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C."


Licenses, Credentials & More: 

M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, 

Hope International University

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 

Hawaii, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Head of Learning at Thriveworks Counseling

Curriculum Developer:

Empowered Couples Therapy

Certified Guided Meditation Instructor