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Hi there! 

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.

Emily Powell Counseling Services

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

Trained 2023

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. 

Podcast Features

The Sober Edge: On Sobriety in a Culture Soaked in Booze

Perfectionism, Feminism, and Body Image

Tips for Helping Your Teen Navigate Mental Health

Internal Family Systems & Disordered Eating 

Professional Testimonials

" 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."

- Professional Colleague and LPC

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