Welcome to therapy, glad you're here!
I am a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) licensed in Maryland with over 8 years of experience working as an individual and family therapist. I have worked successfully with clients with a wide range of concerns including difficulties with self esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD, and career challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse in unhealthy relationships.
I offer my clients a positive and inviting space in which real acceptance and growth can be fostered. Using evidence-based treatments with an open and compassionate approach, I help clients get to a place where they are able to live the life they desire and deserve. My counseling style is warm and interactive as well as direct, with the underlying belief that therapy should be a respectful partnership with the mutual goal of getting you to where you want to go. I highly value my client's natural gifts, preferences, and cultural perspectives they bring to the therapeutic relationship, therefor I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducation, humanistic, and mindfulness practices.
It takes courage and self-determination to seek a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to reach your goals!
Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.
Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 18196
Emilia is wonderful to work with. She offers support and perspective on difficult situations that have lead to great personal growth. I have greatly enjoyed working with her and learning about myself.
Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Emilia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue
I’ve came in for some serious help, so better help introduce Emilia and I together, Right away I explain to her my issues and she helped me make goals for me to accomplish, next session got right on it. I feel she helped me save my marriage because it was beginning to fail so she helped me out deeply. I truly appreciate my time with Emilia I would 100% recommend her to anyone seeking help.
Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Emilia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues