Emily Ruggles
Specializations - Adults & Teens, Anxiety and Depression, Life Transitions, Athletes, Disabilities and Chronic Illness

An Atlanta native, Emily earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to that, Emily received her undergraduate degree in psychology and nonprofit studies from Auburn University.

Emily specializes in working with individual adults and teens. She has extensive experience working with young adults and college students having difficulty with anxiety, depression, life stage transitions (moving, graduation or career change), suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, relationship concerns, and dating. Emily also works with students with ADHD struggling with focus and concentration, organizational skills, social skills, college and school struggles. Having assisted collegiate student athletes as well as working with athletes at the professional level, Emily understands the unique pressures of being an athlete and the impact on mental health. She has a passion for helping her clients maximize their quality of life and perform to their greatest potential in every area of their lives.

Emily is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). This certification equips Emily to assist clients with mental health concerns affected by disabilities, traumatic brain injury and chronic health conditions. It allows Emily to address both the mental and physical components of wellness, thus improving clients’ daily functioning and their overall quality of life.