Developing grit and resilience is always at the forefront of Emily White’s mind. Having experienced post-traumatic growth firsthand as a caregiver to her disabled Army veteran husband with complex medical needs from his combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom and her own lived experience as a childhood trauma survivor, Emily has committed herself to helping others with their post-traumatic healing. As a result of this inspiration, Emily became a licensed clinical social worker and over the years, has been able to serve in many capacities. From her previous work in child protective services to providing therapy to incarcerated youth as well as intensive therapeutic services to adolescents and adults with mental illness, Emily’s commitment to service knows no bounds.
Most recently, Emily juggles being a mom of four, and caregiver to her disabled veteran spouse while simultaneously working a full-time job as a mental health counselor at a public school and operating her part-time private practice where she serves adults and couples. In her continued pursuit of knowledge to better serve others, Emily attends the University of Kentucky to earn a Doctorate of Social Work program where she is pursuing a clinical concentration. Emily has also recently added therapeutic retreat developer to her list of accomplishments as she is currently in the process of creating a therapeutic couples retreat for the Warrior Community Connect veterans and their spouses.