Emma Youngquist, LCSW

Emma Youngquist, LCSW

Emma has experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. She has worked in many settings including schools, hospitals, and home-based settings as well as outpatient work. Emma lives with her husband and dog. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, walking, watching TV or movies on Netflix, and socializing with family and friends.

Emma has experience helping clients with the following challenges:

  • Grief, loss, and other traumatic events
  • Depression, anxiety, and panic
  • Anger, defiance, irritability, and accountability issues
  • School and work stress
  • Social or peer challenges
  • Attention, concentration, and focus issues
  • Autism spectrum disorder and problems with social skills
  • Marriage or relationship issues
  • Divorce or separation
  • Family and parenting issues
  • Problems from religion or spirituality concerns
  • LGBTQAI+ issues


Emma uses a variety of approaches to best suit individual needs. She uses a person-centered and strengths-based application with each client. Also, cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy are used in her practice. Emma helps clients connect their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to better understand challenges and patterns, both within themselves and with others, that will lead to meaningful change. When working with children and teens, Emma uses prescriptive play therapy approaches to help teach emotional skills, relax clients, and promote positive self-expression.

Emma’s Personality

Emma has a calm, sweet, gentle personality. She loves to get to know her clients and make them smile, laugh, and relax. Emma has a very unassuming, but direct, conversational style that helps clients feel at ease and open during appointments. She believes in unconditional positive regard which means that clients, including their lives and decisions, are not to be judged. Her goal is to help clients gain more skills and a greater perspective to get through whatever challenge they may be facing today or tomorrow.

Emma works with all ages from age 3 through adults, including couples and families. Please contact info@lifesolutionsgroup.org to schedule an appointment.

Professional Memberships

Association of Social Work Board

Education & Training

Master of Social Work, Grand Valley State University

License & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1500 E. Lincoln Hwy, Suite 1
DeKalb, IL 60115


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