Certified AAPT Professionals


Emily Boatwright, LPC-MHSP, ACS, RPT-S, CAAPT, C-DBT, CBCC-KA, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC-MHSP); an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS); a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S); a Certified Animal Assisted Play Therapist® (CAAPT); and a Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist (C-DBT).  She is also a Certified Canine Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA). Emily is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and serves on the AAPT International Certification Board. Emily has been in private practice for over 13 years.  Until recently, she divided her time amongst two different private practice locations serving clients from every county in West Tennessee, as well as individuals and families who commuted from Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama.  Currently, Emily has one office in Adamsville, Tennessee.

Emily’s goal is to help people learn to help themselves. She provides a safe place where they can feel understood and accepted while learning ways to recuce or eliminate overwhelming struggles. In the past, Emily has gained experience working with a vast array of clients.  She contracted with community organizations as well as the state to provide services for families and children at risk for separation, survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, and other challenging issues.  Emily has served chidren as young as 18 months and adults well past retirement age, and people of all life stages between. She also provided therapy for college students at a university’s counseling center. 

Emily grew up on a farm. Throughout her lifetime, she has had the opportunity to have daily interactions with and to care for many species: dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, mules, cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, snakes, parrots, hamsters, sugar gliders, rats, rabbits, fish, deer, and more.

Contact Emily:

Phone: 731-234-4598