Emily Stephen, Ed.M, M.A, M. Psy.
Emily is a psychology extern at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment in Falls Church and Alexandria, Virginia. She is a third-year Clinical Psychology doctoral student in The George Washington University Psy.D program.
Emily enjoys working with clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked in college counseling, community mental health, and school settings, providing both therapy and psychological assessment services. She uses an integrative and individualized approach to help patients achieve their therapeutic goals. She incorporates elements from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to provide symptom relief while using a psychodynamic framework to help clients reach a deeper understanding of themselves.
Emily has worked with clients with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as individuals with trauma histories, relationship concerns, and identity issues. She has also enjoyed working with children coping with selective mutism. Emily views therapy as a collaborative effort and emphasizes warmth and empathy in the therapeutic process.
Emily received a Bachelor's degree with high distinction from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also received an M.Psy from George Washington University.