Emily O-Rourke-Mills, LMFT
Assistant Clinical Director - Canyonside
Emily Mills is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating mental health conditions occurring concurrently with substance use disorders. She also specializes in working with the LGBT community. Emily graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Humanities, and from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on Integral Psychology. Emily brings over a decade of diverse clinical experience to her work at Bayside Marin.
Emily’s work with clients focuses on recognizing the underlying causes and conditions for substance use, viewing their use as a symptom, rather than the sole cause of their suffering. She was trained psychodynamically and brings a relational psychodynamic lens to her work. Emily also employs tools from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to support clients in developing tools to support their wellness. Emily believes that the core of recovery is in creating a life that you want to live, and works with clients to help them identify what brings them great joy, and how to eliminate the barriers to those experiences of joy and fulfillment. Her work is collaborative, meeting individual clients where they are, and allowing both for sadness and laughter. She places deep value in fully experiencing emotions as they arise.