Emily Lemke, LMSW

Emily Lemke, LMSW Verified by GLPG


  • School:
    Loyola University- Chicago
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work
  • Additional Certificates:

    Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) exam through NCC AP


  • English

Trust and connection are important aspects of the client-therapist relationship to be cultivated from the get-go. These are qualities I hold in high regard, as I am honored to witness and be of support, while you navigate your path. I value authenticity and vulnerability, in myself and others, and strive to provide this experience from the beginning of our time together. I believe in intuition and the importance of having a sense of humor.

My approach to therapy is rooted in trust, relatability, and connection. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is one of the most important factors in the meaningful journey towards your personal goals. I value authenticity and vulnerability, in myself and others, and strive to provide that experience from the moment you step into my office. I believe in intuition and the importance of having a sense of humor.

My experience and scope of practice are broad, while I worked in community mental health for several years with high-risk populations in both, Denver and Chicago. I have in-depth training and experience with treating substance use disorders and addictive behaviors, as well as trauma, anxiety, and mood and psychotic disorders. I am skilled in working with individuals across the lifespan and am particularly passionate about adolescents and young adults. My education and early experiences were based in school-social work, therefore I am well versed in navigation and collaboration within education systems, and providing parental support. I bring an additional sense of understanding to the room, from having my own life experiences that brought me to seek therapy as a teenager.

I can help support and guide clients in navigating through life transitions, obstacles that have arisen, and any other encountered stressors, as well as provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to process core belief systems, values, and experiences that have brought you to where you are today. I pride myself in my multi-cultural lens of treatment, understanding of cultural impact (present and historical) on well-being, and have experience with immigrant populations. I am fluent in Spanish and I am happy to use this skill in therapy sessions, as needed.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Medicare
  • BCN
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cofinity
  • HAP
  • Humana
  • Humana Military (Tricare East)
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Total Health Care (THC)
  • UBH
  • Ulliance EAP
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • Body Positivity
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Veterans


  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use

Session Types

  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (06 to 10) Children
  • (11 to 13) Preteens / Tweens
  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused