Emily Pagone, Clinical Director and LCPC


Online Therapy

About Me

I have been a therapist/counselor for 10 years, as well as a university-level lecturer and public speaker for the past 7 years. I founded Authentic Growth Wellness Group in Hinsdale and Glen Ellyn to guide our clients safely and effectively to and through emotional healing and personal growth by focusing on fostering alignment and inner peace. I utilize a compassionate, anti-shame framework integrating EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), DBT, psychodynamic, CBT, + client-centered approaches, tailoring a unique approach for each unique client.

Education & Experience

I have been working with survivors of various trauma over the past 10 years via individual counseling, family counseling, and couples counseling formats. My areas of expertise include sexual assault, trauma reactions and diagnoses, as well as perinatal experiences and difficult family systems/healing generational trauma via EMDR and Internal Family Systems approaches.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth