Emily Smail, B.A, M.A.C.P (Candidate), R.P.(Qualifying)

About Emily

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)-Intern

We all experience changes in our life that challenge our relationships. These changes can cause us to feel distant and disconnected from our partner leading to low sex-drive or libido, and poor communication, causing recurring and frequent disagreements. I want to support you to refuel your emotional and sexual intimacy, reignite your passion, strengthen your communication, and
your overall connection.
I offer a space of non-judgment and seek to meet you with empathy, compassion, and curiosity. I hope to create a space that is safe for you to be vulnerable, to share and express your thoughts and feelings, for us to navigate and explore with the ultimate goal of meeting your therapeutic needs.

Experience: I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying- Intern) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I started my educational pursuit at the University of Waterloo with a B.A in Social Development Studies. I spent the entirety of my career devoted to creating a space of inclusion and empowerment for neurodivergent adults.

It was my passion to make a larger impact in the lives of others that drove me to pursue my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Through this experience, I have uncovered an interest and excitement in couples and sex therapy. I believe that the health and satisfaction of our relationships impact our lives in more ways than just the home. Through focusing on emotions, I strive to work with couples to refuel their relationships, work through interpersonal struggles with the use of emotion, and regain control of their own version of intimacy. Working from a trauma informed lens, I strive to also support individuals, adults, and teens, who may be experiencing discomfort, trauma, or dissatisfaction in their lives. I use a person-centered, collaborative approach in my sessions to truly get to know my clients and their needs prior to creating a treatment plan.
When seeking therapy, you deserve to be heard and supported. I seek to use an individualized approach to meet your needs with empathy and non-judgment.

Client Focus: Couples, Individuals, Youth (16+), Neurodiversity

Types of therapy: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Strength-Based

Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Marriage/Couples/Relationship Issues, Infidelity, Sexual Satisfaction, Libido Changes, Self-Esteem, Stress, Life changes/Transition, Pregnancy/Post-partum

Personally speaking (Favorite Quotes):

  • “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves” ― Henry David Thoreau

More than just work:

  1. Staying active and continually challenging myself physically is important to me. I have recently taken up running and have started to sign up for runs across North America.
  2. My family is of utmost importance to me. I am a mom of 1!
  3. In my spare time, I love to craft! I love to make t-shirts and signs! (If you know what a Cricut is, you know I use mine way too often!)