Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Morehead.
Emily, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
When I started in graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy my program required that each student attended therapy if we wanted to become a therapist. That was the day my life changed. When I presented to the therapist office, I felt I had nothing to process and felt that I had a pretty lucky life. Fifteen minutes into our therapy session I was bawling my eyes out. So much release. So many feelings. Things I had successfully stuffed away softly rumbled out through my stubborn tears I had swallowed back for so many years. I left that therapy session feeling stronger than I ever had.
I finally felt peace in my life after dedicating hours (okay fine… years) on the couch in my own personal therapy. I truly believe that being seen and heard by another human is one of the most healing experiences that we could ever have. Offering that gift to someone is why I became a therapist.
The Couch Therapy came from the dream of offering that gift to someone else. Dreaming of giving individuals the ability to process their story in the safety of our office and see the roots of their needs not just the symptoms of it. My business partner and fellow psychotherapist Monique and I dreamed of an inclusive come as you are practice. Where everyone is welcome. We strongly believe that You don’t have to be “broken” to invest in therapy. Therapy is for everyone.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The Couch Therapy opened in March 2020. Right at the beginning of COVID. All of our dreams of how our practice would run were immediately scrapped and we had to get resourceful quick. We never dreamed of being a practice that offered Telehealth Services and immediately, we were starting a business doing just that – Telehealth. Forced creativity actually became our greatest gift. There are still times that starting a business in 2020 has felt like drinking out of a fire hose but in the very best, forcefully creative way.
Another challenge of being a therapist in 2020 is the mental fatigue of each day. Clients are coming to therapy to process the dumpster fire of 2020, which we as therapists are also living and impacted by. Remembering to fill up our own cups emotionally before pouring into someone else’s cup has been crucial in self-care and survival during this incredibly difficult time. We have to practice what we preach.
We’d love to hear more about The Couch Therapy.
We are a team of passionate female therapists who are highly trained and down to earth. We believe there is space for everyone at The Couch. We specialize in working with individuals, couples and families navigating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, infertility, adoption, pregnancy and postpartum support, relationship patterns stemming from childhood, as well as everyday stressors and transitions.
Our experience in couples counseling includes but is not limited to infidelity, life changes (big or small), family building conversations, infertility, adoption, trust, financial planning, premarital counseling, blended families, and parenting styles. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. We welcome all varieties of relationships, traditional and non-traditional. Our goal is to provide clients with the experience of being heard, walking through your story, finding and accepting your true self, and working together to navigate the twists and turns that life brings. Our clients can expect an eclectic approach and years of experience on the other side of the couch.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Monique and I joke all the time that we are the ying and the yang to one another. I’m the gas and she’s the breaks in most business decisions. It makes us phenomenal business partners, friends and makes us work on our communication style all the time. I would call it pure fortune that I had the luck to be paired with Monique on a trip to NYC for business several years ago. We noticed we both had the same likes, dislikes and funky quirks. One day as we walked through Central Park, we began to dream of what a more flexible life could look like professionally and we dreamed up The Couch. Many years later, the luck of the draw of being paired together nurtured a business dream come true.
- Address: Plano Office:
1820 Preston Park Blvd Suite 2200
Plano, TX 75093
McKinney Office: 201 W Virginia St
McKinney, TX 75069
- Website: thecouchtherapy.org
- Phone: 469-496-1693
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @the_couch_therapy