Resume of Emily F. Carlson, MSW, LCSW-C, RYT200


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, State of Maryland, awarded in 2016

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Virginia, awarded in 2016


2016-Present Sugarloaf Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates
Germantown, MD

  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy
  • Specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and perinatal mood disorders
  • Facilitate 8 week Mindfulness Skills Groups
  • Provide EAP assessments, brief counseling, and referrals
Bethesda, MD
Outpatient Program Therapist:

  • Provided assessment, clinical and case management services in Day Treatment (PHP/IOP)
  • Provided individual, group, and family therapy and crisis intervention services
2017-2019 FX WELL
Yoga Teacher:

  • Taught corporate yoga classes and led wellness workshops.
Falls Church, VA
Yoga Teacher:

  • Taught Baptiste Power Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
  • Led workshops on Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, Introduction to Meditation, Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra, and 40 Days to Personal Revolution.
Rockville, MD
Social Worker/Therapist:

  • Provided assessment, clinical and case management services in the Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Provided individual, group, and family therapy and crisis intervention services
  • Developed and implemented group therapy sessions on topics such as distress tolerance, cognitive distortions, self esteem, coping skills and problem solving
  • Developed a Mindfulness Group curriculum to include psychoeducational material and exercises.
  • Provided social work coverage and support to Adolescent PHP, inpatient units, Needs Assessment
Fairfax, VA
EAP Counselor:

  • Conducted assessments, and provided face-to-face counseling, referral, follow up, and case management services for a wide range of personal and work related issues
  • Provided short term therapy to individuals, couples, and families
  • Provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and trauma response
  • Consulted with supervisors and Human Resource Professionals regarding employee performance problems and behavioral concerns
  • Conducted EAP related trainings and presentations
Baltimore, MD
EAP Graduate Intern:

  • Conducted psychosocial assessments and provided short-term counseling and referrals
  • Assisted in development of online training for Supervisors on Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use and Abuse
Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle School, Baltimore, MD
Social Work Intern:

  • Provided individual and group therapy
  • Planned and facilitated Social Skills Groups
  • Co-facilitated Student Support Team and IEP meetings to create classroom behavioral interventions
Baton Rouge, LA
Mental Health Specialist (June 2010-August 2010):

  • Provided telephonic coverage, supervision, and support in the Call Center answering Office of Mental Health phone lines, completed Child and Adolescent Response Team (CART) Assessments, provided support answering PHONE lines, and assisted PHONE training staff in management of daily Call Center operations

United Way 2-1-1 Information and Referral Specialist (May 2010-August 2010):

  • Duties included receiving and processing information requests from callers, data entry of caller information, data entry of food pantry services, and providing accurate applicable information and referral to all 2-1-1 callers to address their needs and requests

Children’s Bereavement Group Volunteer (January 2010-July 2010):

  • Facilitated play therapy and support children ages 4-12 coping with the death of a family member

Crisis Counselor Volunteer, The Phone (September 2009-August 2010):
Training Mentor, The Phone (February-May, June-August 2010):

  • Participated in 60 hours of training in active listening, nonviolent communication, crisis intervention, and suicide intervention and prevention
  • Provided telephonic crisis counseling and suicide intervention on local crisis hotlines and the national TALK suicide prevention line
Baton Rouge, LA
Research Assistant:

  • Worked as an experimenter on a project investigating social anxiety and marijuana craving
  • Responsibilities included running social interaction tasks, measuring psychophysiology data, collecting oral THC samples, writing protocols, train new Research Assistants, conduct literature searches, data entry, edit journal articles and poster boards for presentations


Master of Social Work, Clinical Mental Health, Employee Assistance Programs specialization, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Baltimore, MD, May 2012
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA, May 2010
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA, May 2010


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Perinatal Period, NASW Metro DC, November 3 & 4, 2022 (12 hours)

DMV Perinatal Mental Health Symposium 2022, NASW Metro DC, October 24, 2022 (6 hours)

COVID-19 and Ethical Practice: Lessons Learned, Maryland CEU Institute, April 2, 2022 (3 hours)

The Critical Art of Responding to Postpartum Disorders: Tools for Holding Perinatal Distress, PESI, Hilary Waller, MS, LPC, March 16, 2022 (1.75 hours, self-study)

Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2022, PESI, March 10, 2022- March 13, 2022 (13.5 hours)

DMV Perinatal Mental Health Symposium 2021, NASW Metro DC Chapter, November 8, 2021 (6 hours)

A Harm-Reduction Approach to Addictions, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2021, Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, April 3, 2021 (1.75 hours, self-study)

Treating Suicide Risk with Competence and Confidence, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2021, David Jobes, PhD, ABPP, April 2, 2021 (2 hours, self-study)

Interrupting the Reign of Pain: Therapy Tools to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2021, Howard Schubiner, MD, March 31, 2021 (2 hours, self-study)

Treating Collective Trauma with Hakomi: Listening to the Body, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2021, Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, LMFT, March 29, 2021 (2 hours, self-study)

The Neurobiology of Healing Relationships, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2021, Terry Real, LICSW & Juliane Taylor Shore, LMFT, LPC, March 21, 2021 (2 hours)

Walk-and-Talk Therapy: The Ins and Outs of Moving Your Practice Outside, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2021, Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C, March 21, 2021 (2 hours, self-study)

Accelerating Therapy with DBT, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2021, Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP, March 20, 2021 (2 hours)

Mindfulness as Exposure Therapy, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2021, Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, March 20, 2021 (2 hours)

Safe and Sound, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2021, Stephen Porges, PhD, March 19, 2021 (2 hours)

Bringing the Body into Therapy, Networker Symposium 2021, Abi Blakeslee, PhD, SEP, CMT, MFT, March 19, 2021 (2 hours)

Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture, Networker Symposium 2021, Gabor Mate, MD, March 18, 2021 (1 hour)

IFS in Action, Networker Symposium 2021, Richard Schwartz, PhD, March 18, 2021 (4 hours)

Suicide Prevention in Times of COVID-19 and Civil Unrest, Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC, Juli Murray, MS, January 30, 2021 (2 hours)

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Level 2, Virtual, Jennifer Reis, E-RYT500, September 27, 2020 (40 hours)

Across the Miles: Effective Strategies and Ethical Considerations in the World of Online Therapy, CEYou, Andrea Brognano, LMCH, June 9, 2020 (2 hours)

Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: 2 Day Distance Therapy Training, PESI self-study, Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH, April 14, 2020 (11.75 hours)

Two Monologues Don’t Make a Dialogue: Ethics-Centered Tools for Building Effective Communication Skills, CEYou, Dr. Steven R. Levey, LCSW, PhD, March 2, 2020 (2 hours)

Maternal Mental Health Professional Certificate Training, Postpartum Support International & 2020 Mom, Multiple faculty members, September-December 2019 (16 hours)

Getting Creative with Parts: How to Use Expressive Modalities to Enhance Inner Work, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, March 21-24, 2019 (5.5 hours)

The Body Keeps the Score: When Talk Isn’t Enough, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Bessel A Van Der Kolk, MD & Janina Fisher, PhD, March 21-24, 2019 (4 hours)

The Breakthrough Experience: How to Produce Transformation in Couples Therapy, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Terrence Real, LICSW, March 21-24, 2019 (4 hours)

The Myth of Normal in an Insane Culture, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Gabor Mate, MD, March 21-24, 2019 (1 hour)

The Future of Trauma Treatment, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Bessel a Van Der Kolk, MD, March 21-24, 2019 (1 hour)

Consciousness and Connection in Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Daniel Siegel, MD, March 21-24, 2019 (1 hour)

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Certificate Course, PESI, Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, ABPP, August 2-3, 2018 (12.5 hours)

Tripping Thru the Brain, Kolmac Clinic, N. Joseph Gagliardi, MA, MD, FAAFP, July 20, 2018 (1.5 hours)

Certificate in Mindfulness Based Interventions for Children and Teens, PESI Self Study, Christopher Willard, PsyD, June 15, 2018 (19 hours)

Integrating our Young Clients’ Online Behaviors, Profiles and Experience more fully into our Psychotherapy Practice, Healthy Synergy Psychological Services, LLC, Tobi Goldfus, LCSW-C, March 16, 2018 (1.5 hours)

Boundary Setting in Clinical Practice: The Best Ethical Practices, PESI, Talisa Beasley, LPC, February 21, 2018 (6.25 hours)

The Power of Mindfulness Practice, PESI self-study, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, March 27, 2017 (1 hour)

The Art and Science of Presence, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2017, Daniel Siegel, MD, March 26, 2017 (3 hours)

The Science of Consciousness and the Future of Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2017, Daniel Siegel, MD, March 26, 2017 (1 hour)

Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2017, Chris Germer, PhD, March 25, 2017 (4 hours)

The Role of Commitment in Our Personal and Public Lives, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2017, William Doherty, PhD, March 25, 2017 (1 hour)

Enhancing Neuroplasticity, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2017, Linda Graham, MFT, March 24, 2017 (2 hours)

Rising Strong, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2017, Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW, March 24, 2017 (2 hours)

Vulnerability and Courage in Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2017, Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW, March 24, 2017 (1 hour)

Putting Positive Psychotherapy into Practice, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2017, Jonah Paquette, PsyD, March 23, 2017 (5.5 hours)

Eating Disorder Essentials, Kolmac Clinic & Renfrew Center, February 3, 2017 (1.5 hours)

Ethics of Excellence: Establishing Expertise in Psychotherapy, Daniel Buccino, LCSW-C, September 23, 2016 (6 hours)

ACT Made Easy: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma & Personality Disorders, PESI, Daniel J. Moran, Ph. D., BCBA-D, August 8, 2016 (6.25 hours)

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Dream Yoga Studio, Jennifer Reis, E-RYT500, May 12-16, 2016 (40 hours)

Yoga and Mindfulness: Clinical Interventions for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma, PESI Self Study, Mary Nurriestearns, LCSW, RYT, December 23, 2015 (6.25 hours)

Yoga and Mindfulness: Brain Body Tools for Children and Adolescents, PESI Self Study, Barbara Neiman, OTR, December 23, 2015 (2 hours)

A Yoga Practice for Healing Emotional Trauma, PESI Self Study, Mary Nurriestearns, LCSW, RYT, December 23, 2015 (1 hour)

A Mindful Yoga Practice for Healing Depression, PESI Self Study, Mary Nurriestearns, LCSW, RYT, December 23, 2015 (1 hour)

Simple Yoga Techniques as Clinical Interventions for Anxiety and Trauma, PESI Self Study, Mary Nurriestearns, LCSW, RYT, December 23, 2015 (1.5 hours)

Advanced CBT for Chronic and Recurrent Depression & Anxiety, PESI, John Ludgate, PhD, July 30, 2015 (6.25 hours)

Teaching Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery, Veterans Yoga Project, Daniel Libby, PhD, RYT, April 10-12, 2015 (15 hours)

Yoga to Manage Mood, Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP, March 29, 215 (5 hours)

Ethical Considerations in Social Media and Technology, CEYou, January 28, 2015 (3 hours)

Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics, NASW Self Study, December 28, 2014 (3 hours)

Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation, Institute for Brain Potential, Joseph Shannon, PhD, October 21, 2014 (6 hours)

How to Counsel Couples in 6 Sessions or Less, University of Maryland, Bridgette Chase, LPC, LMFT, CAC, September 26, 2013 (6 hours)

Setting Up in Private Practice: A Personal Guide, Clinical Social Work Services, LLC, Dr. Gillian Berry, LICSW, LCSW-C, July 13, 2013 (3 hours)

Stress Management and Conflict Resolution, University of Maryland, Marsha Stein, LCSW-C, July 12, 2013 (6 hours)

EAPA World EAP Conference 2012: Neurobiology for the EA Professional: The Science & Art of Therapeutic Change; Re-Defining ROI: Expanding the Value Proposition for Your EAP; Workplace Suicide Prevention: The Evidence-Informed Best Practices for EAP’s; October 20, 2012 (4 hours)

Advanced Practices in CIS, Treatment and Crisis in the Workplace, Inova EAP, Gerald Lewis, PhD, May 23, 2013 (5.75 hours)

Overview of CIS, Trauma and Crisis in the Workplace, Inova EAP, Gerald Lewis, PhD, May 22, 2012 (6 hours)

Intimate Partner Abuse: A Training for EAP Professionals, EAPA Chesapeake Chapter, May 3, 2012 (3 hours)

The Process of Relapse: Recognizing, Intervening and Treating, Kolmac Clinic, March 30, 2012 (1.5 hours)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), LivingWorks, Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 2010 (12 hours)

safeTALK, LivingWorks, Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 2010 (4 hours)