Emily Bates Schnaper
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Practices in: Chicago Loop – Adams
Accepted Insurances: BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United, and Self Pay

Emily Bates has experience proving a wide range of services to adolescents, adults and families. Her areas of interest include early adulthood development and transitions, life and relationship coaching, work-life balance, depression, trauma, anxiety, parenting, intergenerational family conflicts and divorce.

Emily uses an integrative, strength-based, and systemic approach to therapy. She focuses on the client’s environment, interpersonal relationships, personal strengths, and specific needs and goals when developing treatment plans. Emily believes that the client holds the skills and tools they need to improve, however the symptoms block them from accessing those tools. Her sessions focus on helping the client access those tools and learn to use them to improve symptoms and overall life satisfaction. The therapy is client-centered, emphasizing the importance of the therapeutic relationship as the main element of recovery and change.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University.