• About Emily Paslay

    Who is Therapy for?

    Therapy is for everyone! Whether you are a First Responder struggling from a call, an individual seeking advice for life decisions, couples needing a relationship tune up, dealing with depression, anxiety, or trying to cope from past trauma, therapy is for EVERYONE!

    As your licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, it will be of utmost importance to create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes positive growth and where you are a priority. Being in a trusting environment will allow us to create an important relationship, so we as a team can dissect your specific needs. I will use an authentic, direct approach with a balance of support, challenges and accountability. With every session, I will ensure that you will be equipped with the tools, education, and empowerment that you can use in your day-to-day life to make the decisions that will help you become the healthiest version of you! I will also use a systemic approach that is conventional and collaborative, highlighting the strengths in different theories to fit your specific needs. These approaches are evidence-based, giving you the confidence to know that you are receiving the right care.

    I primarily see First Responders and/or spouses in my practice. My passion is to serve and be a valuable resource to the FR community. I am on many different departments EAP lists, preferred clinicians lists, and has been vetted from many different departments around the Oklahoma City area. I am also the first clinician in Oklahoma to contract with The Overwatch Collective in California. They are a Nonprofit organization that provides affordable and/or fully covered therapy sessions to First Responders, Military, and families. To check them out please click the link below!


    I want you to know that there is hope for happiness and fulfillment in your life, regardless of your past and/or current situations. If you are ready to take the next steps, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. I offer a one time, 15-minute phone consultation for potential clients. I look forward to helping you RECLAIM HOPE in your life!


    –Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Northeastern State University
    –Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, John Brown University; Siloam Springs Arkansas
    –YWCA OKC Crisis Services & Sexual Assault Training
    –Licensure from the State of Oklahoma (License Number 1385). Marriage and Family Therapy

    Tailored training/Experience for working with First Responders
    –EMDRIA approved EMDR I & II (Eye Movement, Desensitization & Reprocessing)
    -EMDRIA approved EMDR Therapy for Emergency Responders & Public Safety Personnel including Veterans
    -Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention through ICISF
    – First Responder Chaplain/Peer Support Course- Level 1 through Serving Heroes

    -First Responder Chaplain/Peer Support Course- Level 2 through Serving Heroes

    -Gottman Level 2 completion
    -Ride Along hours with police and fire departments
    -Currently pursuing Emergency Responder and Public Safety Clinician Certification

    I am also the therapist for Del City, Oklahoma Police and Fire Department. I provide monthly wellness visits to all shifts, provide quarterly mental health trainings, Peer Support development/and oversight, and provides CISM services for critical incidents.

    What to expect

    • I like to start and end our sessions on time. It is helpful, but not necessary, to show up a few minutes early.
    • 1 hour sessions are 50 minutes long.
    • At times I find it necessary to extend a session for a few minutes.
    • Individual therapy sessions are usually one hour long – but we can arrange longer if needed.
    • Couples sessions are usually 50 minutes long. Longer or shorter sessions can be arranged when appropriate.
    • Payment is due at time of service