Emily Schnitger


Emily Schnitger


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - LMFT 100110
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage


279 S Euclid Ave
Pasadena, California 91101

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My Approach to Helping

I'm passionate about helping people adjust to life's challenges, and through those challenges experience healing and growth. I want to help you feel freed up to enjoy your life, not just struggle through it.

Relationships play an important role during hard seasons. You may find yourself around people who try to offer encouragement and support. You may feel disconnected from people around you, even hurt or disappointed by those who are closest to you. Either way, when life is hard it's easy to feel alone.

Therapy is a place where you can feel less alone. It's a space where you can feel seen and known, which might not be something you experience often in your day-to-day relationships. Through connection and partnership, you can feel better and you don't have to get there on your own. I would be pleased to partner with you. Let's explore together what is keeping you stuck and discover ways to cultivate more joy, fulfillment, and hope in your life.

More Info About My Practice

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pasadena, California. Curiosity and compassion are the principles that guide me as I connect with my clients. I'm informed by attachment and psychodynamic frameworks. I also techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy and the PrepareEnrich program to help couples understand patterns in their relationship that keep them stuck and learn alternative ways to resolve conflicts.

Before entering the mental health field, I worked as an adjunct math teacher in Southern California. While I enjoyed math (and still do!), I realized it did not afford me the opportunity to connect deeply with other people. I made the decision to change directions and earned my Master's degree in marriage and family therapy at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. The decision to change careers proved very rewarding. I consider it an honor to provide support to my clients and connect with them in the most meaningful places in their lives.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Intellectuals, young adults, young professionals, therapists in training, mothers

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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