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Emily Rufenacht, LMFT



I empower clients to identify and build on their own personal strengths, as well as creating a “team” approach to help navigate personal challenges and struggles. Through this collaborative and positive approach, clients are able to feel connected, empowered, and the ability to get through difficult times.

Because after all…

“We don’t have to do it all alone. We were never meant to.”—Brene Brown



  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Wisconsin and Illinois)

Educational Background:

  • BS in Psychology with Clinical Counseling from Edgewood College
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College


  • Motivational Interviewing


  • Children
  • Teens
  • Parents
  • Families
  • Adults

Conditions treated:

  • Traumatic stress
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Grief & Loss
  • ADHD
  • Mood disorders
  • Anger issues
  • Adults recovering from emotionally abusive relationships
  • Self-esteem/self-worth issues
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship and social issues
  • Parenting issues

Approaches Used:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Therapy