I am Emily (she/her). I am a compassionate, authentic, and dedicated mental health professional and advocate. I believe that therapy can be so much more than just "finding solutions."
I use attachment and relational approaches that emphasize the importance of our shared relationship. Together, we work to uncover and offer compassion to the root of why you are feeling the way you have been feeling.
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Counseling and Mental Health program. I have experience working in community mental health, intensive outpatient, hospitalization, and outpatient settings, as well as both individual and group therapy settings. I dedicated much of my educational career on mental health interventions and approaches, accessibility to therapy, and gender and sexuality studies.
I am currently pre-licensed, working under the supervision of Catherine Hidalgo, LPC, BC-DMT, and Tasha Jackson, PhD, LPC.
Therapy is about human connection.
I believe deeply in the power of the relationship between therapist and client.
Outside of being a therapist, I am a full human. I welcome my own personality and humor into the space to foster genuine and deep connections. A few of my favorite things outside of being a therapist are coffee, my yoga practice, traveling, meeting new people, dancing, and listening to podcasts.
I can't wait to learn more about you!
Professional Affiliations & Trainings
Trained EMDR Therapist: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
IFS Informed Therapist
Currently engaged in a four month Internal Family Systems training through IFSCA Stepping Stones.
Grief Training ToolBox
Certification Course to Promote
Healing & Hope Among Grieving Children, Adolescents & Adults
IFS: Internal Family Systems
IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems Across Clinical Applications
Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
Member and mentee
Prepare & Enrich
Prepare and Enrich facilitator for pre-marital and couples counseling.
" Emily fully engages her heart, body, and mind into the work of therapy and learning. As a professor, there is no greater joy than to see such a reciprocation of energy and commitment to the field. You are in safe hands with her."
- Previous UPenn Professor
"Emily utilizes a feminist approach to her work with clients, which promotes advocacy, social justice, and anti-oppressive principles. Emily illustrates core values of trust, compassion, and psychological safety."
- Previous Community Mental Health Supervisor
"I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Emily and can honestly say I would refer any friend to her! She genuinely cares about her clients and goes above and beyond for her clients."