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Emily Kavanagh, M.S., LLP.
Emily Kavanagh

Emily Kavanagh, M.S., LLP.

  • In-Person or Telehealth
  • Children, Adolescents, Teens, Young Adults, Adults
  • ADHD, Aggressive Behavior, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Difficulties, Coping Skills, Crisis Management, Depression, DBT skills, Executive Functioning Challenges, Exposure Therapy, Life Transitions, Parent Coaching, Parenting Concerns, Perfectionism, PCIT, Phobias, Relationship/Family Conflict, School Refusal, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sleep Concerns, Toileting Concerns
  • Individual, Couples, Family Therapy
  • Assistive Technology Appointments
  • Full Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Intellectual Assessments


Emily Kavanagh serves as Clinical Director of McCaskill Family Services.


Emily has a strong background and extensive training working with a variety of clinical problems including depression, anxiety, ADHD, learning disabilities, and child behavioral problems in individual, group, and family therapy settings. Emily has a deep passion for mental health and extensive experience in the field. She advanced training in and provides therapy and assessment services for children, families, and adult clients. Through an empathetic and non-judgmental space for clients Emily allows her clients to explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences in a safe enviroment.

Using evidence-based techniques , including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), along with creating individualized treatment plans, Emily works closely clients to develop effective coping strategies, enhance self-awareness, and promote positive change. With a warm and supportive demeanor, Emily fosters a therapeutic alliance that encourages her clients to openly express themselves and work towards their goals.

In addition to therapy, Emily is experienced in conducting full comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. These assessments assist in understanding client's strengths, challenges, and potential treatment options.

Emily also provides Assistive Technology appointments. People who learn or think differently can use technology to help work around their challenges. This is called assistive technology (AT). AT helps people with disabilities learn, communicate, or function better. AT works with devices such as a tablet or computer, but also provides services and support to use the tools.

 Emily is directly supervised by Drs. Pamela and John McCaskill.

Emily Kavanagh, M.S., LLP. | Clinical Director| McCaskill Family Services - bio-photo-emily-kavanagh-extra

Beyond the Sticker Chart: Tips for Building
December 6, 2017

Managing ADHD Through Behavioral and Technology Strategies
Presentation for Michigan Alliance for Families
January 18, 2017

Parenting Strategies for Working Parents: How to Make the Most Out of The Time You Have with Your Children
August 4, 2016

Fostering Resilience and Independence in Children
Presentation at Jefferson Elementary
April 10, 2016

Sorting Through the Clutter: Non-Medication Treatments for ADHD
Western Wayne County ChADD Presentation
February 8, 2016

Assistive Technology for Children with Learning Difficulties
Presentation to Staff at Reading and Language Arts Center (RLAC)
May 16, 2015

Apps and Technology Tools for Addressing Common Issues Related to ADHD
April 2015 & 2016; December 2017: Oakland County ChADD Presentation

Apps and Assistive Technology for Dyslexia
Michigan Dyslexia Institute Luncheon Presentation
July 25, 2014

Apps and Technology Tools for Addressing Common Issues Related to ADHD
Western Wayne County ChADD Presentation
January 12, 2014

ABC's of ADHD Workshops and Webinar

Wrights Law Presentation

ABCs of ADHD: Everything You Really Need to Know about Caring for a Child with ADHD
April 16, 2015

  • Disarming the Suicidal Mind: Evidence Based Assessment and Intervention Video Training
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Building Lives of Meaning, Purpose,& Vitality Training Workshop
  • MPA Conference Identifying and Addressing Your Patient's Sleep Problems: What may be getting in the way of Treatment Progress
  • Intensive DBT Webinar Training
  • Wright's Law Conference