Welcome to Houston Housewives in the City! I’m thrilled to be a part of this community of supportive women—sharing our lives and businesses with one another. I’m excited to meet each and every one of you at our monthly Girls Night Out (GNO) events!
A little bit you may want to know about me: First, I’m Emily. I grew up in Nebraska but I’ve also lived in Idaho, St. Louis, North Carolina, and Las Vegas until I followed my husband out here to Houston. I met my future husband, Russell, in Las Vegas. He moved to Houston while we were dating and I followed him out here when I finished my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Houston is much bigger than any other city I’ve lived in and it took awhile to get used to the traffic, people, etc. Now that we’ve lived here for awhile, I’ve really come to appreciate the diversity and activity Houston offers. I’m quickly becoming a Houstonian!
After we were married, Russell and I moved to West U! We live less than a mile from the NRG stadium and about two miles from downtown. We love attending local festivals and events including, but not limited to, the Texas Renaissance Festival, the GatorFest, the Bayou City Art Festival, etc. We also love to travel and thus far have explored most of southeast and mid-Texas including Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Austin (my sis-in-law is the Austin Housewives In The City Hostess/Blogger), Texas Wine Country, Houston’s Chinatown, Galveston (in fact, we got married there), and Brazos Bend State Park.
Other than spending time with my husband and friends, I love running (I compete against myself), worshipping/studying with my church, cooking, reading, watching comedies, walking/exploring the neighborhood, discovering new restaurants, and studying (you can never know enough in my field). My job is my main hobby! I absolutely love meeting with people to help them see their potential to heal and grow. I believe people thrive in an environment of honesty, support, and encouragement. My clients are brave, amazing people—they are my personal heroes! I specialize in adults and children who struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, OCPD, trauma, substance abuse, addiction, and codependency.
I love traveling and have been to Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Great Britain. And I intend to go to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Austria, Turkey, Budapest, Czechoslovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, etc., etc., and you get the picture. (Russell says I want to go everywhere… and he’s right!) I love Pinteresting, laying out by the pool (gettin’ that vitamin D!), and learning/reading all I can about mental health.
More than anything, I care for my relationships with family and friends. I love meeting new people and cannot wait to meet and make new friends here in Houston!
Hello Houston! I'm Emily, your hostess and guide to Houston Housewives in the City (HHITC)! I'm a counselor, wife, runner, foodie, unofficial "chef", etc. etc. My husband, Russell, and I have lived all over the country and landed here in Houston. Together we love exploring the city, attending local events, and enjoying all the great food Houston has to offer. I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming monthly events!