Dear Reader, I’m sure, like me, you’ve encountered times where hope is a wish. In this questioning place though neuroscience now provides evidence for the resiliency of the human spirit—proving that what has been switched on, can also be switched off—moving ‘change’ from an idealization to a reality when active engagement to the solution is at hand. In working with trauma, acute and cumulative stress, family and relationship issues, and severe and persistent illness, I have developed a focus and practice for dealing with life stress, a variable that when added to a person’s genetics and/or external circumstances, can manifest in depression, anxiety, and all other mental ailments. From abilities already within though, these pains can be relieved, through the therapeutic process of making hope what it is—real and tangible.

– Rose Gillis

Rose has been with Emmas since early 2020 and works with ages 16+, and families via Virtual Therapy and in our Issaquah Branch. She is a Licensed therapist in the state of Washington and holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University, Portland, OR.

Areas of Focus

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Co-dependency
  • Crisis Intervention Services
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Family-Centered Critical Care
  • Grief & Loss
  • Head Injury Patients
  • HIV Positive/AIDS patients
  • Psychosomatic
  • Life Transitions
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivors of Suicide
  • Women’s Issues
  • Suicidal Care