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Emma Gardner, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

As a hospice social worker for almost 9 years, I have supported many individuals and families throughout their experiences with death, dying, and grieving. This has included individual therapeutic support with people with terminal illnesses, as well as family meetings for loved ones struggling with the idea of death, loss, and/or serious illness. I have also provided support to many caregivers as they work at one of the most difficult jobs in existence.

I also enjoy working with people with physical disabilities, and their caregivers.

I bring a nonjudgmental attitude to my work with clients. I will provide deep listening as you share and explore your thoughts and feelings about what is troubling you. I will support you in finding solutions, including tangible problem-solving, or simply gaining a better understanding of the problem.

My personal interests include Buddhism and mindfulness. I am also an artist, creating in mediums of metal and fiber arts. I have an entrepreneurial spirit, and am generally interested in the cultivation of various life forms: cooking, eating, growing plants. I believe that self-care is often a crucially missing element when people experience suffering.

Ultimately the most important predictor of a counselor’s effectiveness is the quality of the relationship between the counselor and the client. I hope I can be a great support to you.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

VT LICSW 0890132429


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Emma Gardner. 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.

Emma Gardner is very friendly and understanding. She responds quickly and never judges. I feel that I can tell her everything.

Written on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Emma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties