Emily brings a wealth of talents and skills to her close and attentive therapeutic work with couples, families and individuals at CCPV. She has worked with families and children for over a decade in a variety of settings, from private childcare to public settings. Her work has taken her to rural communities in both Jamaica and Peru, where she provided milieu counseling to children living in orphanages. Emily is passionate about human development, and the intersection of environment, culture and biology. The Developmental Model, with its attention to differentiation, attachment and neuroscience, forms the foundation of her clinical work.
Emily takes a solution-focused approach to therapy, which features a collaborative, goal-oriented relationship between her and you. She views you as the expert in your own life, and seeks to work side-by-side with you in identifying new thoughts and behaviors which may create a more satisfying life. She incorporates many mindfulness-based techniques into her practice, and believes strongly in the power of human resiliency.
Emily is an MFT Intern and graduate student in the Marriage & Family Therapy Masters Program at Antioch New England, where she studies and practices a systemic approach to family therapy. She attends to the systems of family and interpersonal relationships, as well as the cultural and social systems of which we are each a part. Emily was born and raised in the Pioneer Valley. When not at school or the Center, she can be found doing yoga, hiking the local trails, or cooking for her friends and family.