Emily De La Torre, M.S., LMHC
Owner | Nationally Board Certified Counselor
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, I serve individuals, couples, and families in Vancouver, WA.
As a therapist, I help people navigate through challenges surrounding relationships, family struggles and life transitions. I specialize in working with couples, business owners and entrepreneurs. I have extensive training in serving couples through Emotion Focused Therapy and I am passionate about supporting couples in healing and reconnecting. With business owners, counseling is approached through a lens that fully acknowledges the business imperatives that impact mental health, family wellness and career success. Along with counseling, I am currently engaged in pioneering innovative programs rooted in psychology to enhance recruiting, selecting and overall production for the financial services industry.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Science and a Minor in Psychology from New Mexico State University. I completed my Master of Science in Counselor Education; Marital, Couple, Family Counseling from Portland State University.
In my free time, I love cooking diverse foods, playing golf, listening to podcasts on business/personal development and most importantly, spending quality time exploring the Pacific Northwest with my husband, daughter and dog.
Meghann Smith, M.A., LMFT
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I serve individuals, couples, and families as an independent practitioner with Pax Family Counseling in Vancouver, WA.
I believe that we are each guided by our own set of thoughts, behaviors, values, and emotions, which are generally formed from our relationships with others. I seek to help people resolve and overcome challenges related to relationships, familial discord, and mental or emotional distress. I have a special interest in serving clients navigating through separation, divorce, or co-parenting and couples who have children with special needs. I have thorough training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness techniques. Additionally, I have a background working with families whose children are on the Autism spectrum.
I completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University in Orange, California.
Outside of counseling, I enjoy reading classic novels, watching old films, finding unique recipes for both cooking and baking, exploring natural settings and spending quality time with my husband.
Anne Cowan, MSW., LICSW
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I serve as an independent practitioner with Pax Family Counseling. I am passionate about working with couples and individuals who are having trouble connecting with themselves or others, navigating through life transitions and/or encountering life stressors. As a foundation of therapy, I place a heavy focus on attachment and trauma. I have strong clinical experience with bereavement/loss as well as chronic illness. Furthermore, I have specialized training in Imago Relational Therapy and I also employ Emotion Focused Therapy in sessions.
I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Social Work from Portland State University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Portland State University.
Away from the office, I love to spend time with family and friends. I am an avid reader and I appreciate a variety of genres including spirituality and mystery. Currently, I am enjoying weight lifting and relearning to play the cello.