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Emilia Ward , LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am a licensed therapist in New York with 20 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

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, 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), 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



License information

NY LCSW 024490


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.

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

Emilia brings a very calming and pleasant vibe to every session. She is compassionate and has a very wide variety of experience in the field, which makes it easy for her to understand and to relate. She listens thoughtfully and she provides very helpful and constructive feedback during each session. I wish everyone could experience the kindness and wisdom she has to offer.

Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Emilia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

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

Emilia is a very personable and friendly listener while keeping a professional demeanor. I’ve enjoyed talking to her and look forward to sessions with her soon.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Emilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem