Emily Marie Thomas-Christensen PHD, LCPC (AKA Emma Sunshaw, Dr. E)

LCPC #2629 (Kansas)
LPC #3955 (Oklahoma)
LPC # 11743380-6004 (Utah)

PhD in Professional Counseling (2008) | Amridge University

Job Titles
Counselor - Christensen C&C, LLC. 5600 West 95th Street, Suite 207 Overland Park, KS 66207
Training Program Coordinator (TPC) - International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Professional Training Program (PTP) Administrator - International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Podcaster - SystemSpeak
Blogger - Housewife Class

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

Plural Therapist and Advocate of the Year (2020) | Plural Association
Media Award – Audio-Visual (2020) | ISSTD

Christensen, E., & Christensen, N. (2016). Keeping Kyrie: A true story of faith, family and foster care. HWC Press.


Why she is on our radar

Emily Marie Christensen is a licensed counselor who has been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). She has had her own private practice in Kansas since 2004 and also holds active licenses in Utah and Oklahoma. Christensen hosts a podcast called SystemSpeak under the pseudonym “Emma Sunshaw” and “Dr. E.” On her podcast, Christensen routinely platforms and agrees with the conspiratorial and pseudoscientific musings of other conspiracy therapists, including Sue Pease Banitt, Warwick Middleton, Colin Ross, Ellen Lacter, and Neil Brick.

In addition, some questions have been raised about whether Christensen is presenting herself honestly.


In her own words

Christensen can be heard agreeing with the debunked statements regarding ritual abuse and mind control uttered by the conspiracy therapist guests on her podcast. We are not currently aware of quotable statements from Christensen which make similar claims, but they will be added to this section if and when we learn of them.