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Emilia Ward, LCSW-R

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am a licensed therapist in New York with 25 years of professional Social Work experience from Fordham University with a Masters Graduate degree. I have conducted therapy in English/Spanish. I have worked in hospitals, Mental Health Clinics, Addiction Program and have a broad knowledge with diverse techniques with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem-Solving skills and Interactive Play therapy with life journey issues and concerns. The patient/client population consisted of the small children, adolescents and adults with different form of therapy for their particular needs.
The symptoms people presented were depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, social isolation, couple discord, school, work, obsessive-compulsive, overthinking, family conflicts, trauma and abuse issues.
My approach is to listen to your inner most thoughts and feelings with gentle guidance to help you process emotions in a more effective way for a corrective emotional response. There are several different coping techniques with jotting thoughts down, learning how to change the thoughts. We can review how you react to certain situations with careful review and explore together the best possible outcome for you. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming obstacles that challenge you. We can review coping strategies that will work for you with a hopeful acceptance and commitment communicative active listening skills to enhance relationship strengths. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. You are the master of your life plan and narrating your life story is what I am here to support you with in this very exciting next chapter of your journey. I believe in your worth and with gentle guidance and tools will help you process whatever comes to your mind for a very creative and productive positive life journey.

Professional experience

26yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishSpanish

License information

NY LCSW-R 024490

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Emilia Ward. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Emilia is one of a kind. I find Emilia to be a results based therapist with all of the skills neccessary to counsel me towards betterment.
I appreciate the interactive nature of her therapy approach, from the worksheets to the text messages and live video sessions, Emilia proves as committed to the work as I am.
In my experience, its rare for a therapist to challenge the person in meaningful ways. Emilias "pop quizzes" and role play execricses are pushing me to receive the growth I was hoping to achieve from active therapy.
I would reccommend Emilia to anyone who her expertise would help. If its in her wheelhouse, I believe Emilia can be helpful to ones spiritual and emotinal growth.


Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Emilia for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

She understands and provides great support and insight.

Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Emilia for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Emilia has been a light in my life since starting therapy. She is a kind and compassionate soul. She supports me in all my endeavors, encourages me to be the best version of myself and provides very helpful advice from her years of experience. She provides a safe space for me to explore my emotions and thoughts without judgement or pressure. I highly recommend Emilia to anyone looking for a kind, honest and skilled therapist.

Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Emilia for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Emilia helped me so much establish and maintain boundaries with my family and personal relationships and helped me through many conflicts in my family that arose. She is a great listener and great problem solver who gives you many useful tools such as interactive worksheets, podcasts, and videos that were extremely helpful in the problems I was struggling with.

Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Emilia for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Amazing therapist! She’s wonderful at listening and providing feedback, she follows up and gives input that I truly valued and took with me into the future!

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Emilia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Emily has been very helpful in the process so far.

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Emilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management