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

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Seeking help is a difficult step for many, and you are not alone. Having compassionate professional support can be indispensable when working through the challenges of life. I am passionate about empowering you to develop a fulfilling life by increasing awareness of patterns of thought and behaviors, recognize when they are getting in your way, and learn strategies to change those experiences.

I provide a non-judgmental and supportive space to work collaboratively towards your goals for therapy. Based on your individual needs, I incorporate mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques using a strengths-based approach to therapy.

To say a little more about mindfulness: Mindfulness teaches us to observe our experience without judgment, simply noticing what we are feeling in the present moment and how it feels in our body. Although the present moment may be uncomfortable, by acknowledging its presence without judgment, the discomfort does not last. Through learning mindfulness skills, we are more able to make life choices that align with our goals and values. I teach and coach mindfulness skills in individual and group therapy.

I specialize in working with individuals struggling with stress, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. I have a special interest in supporting expecting and new parents in navigating the emotional challenges that come with this exciting but often overwhelming time.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland (LCSW-C) and Virginia (LCSW). I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work with specializations in Clinical Mental Health and Employee Assistance Programs at University of Maryland, Baltimore. In 2019, I completed the Maternal Mental Health Professional Certificate Training through Postpartum Support International and have since completed additional advanced training related to perinatal mood disorders. I have also completed extensive training as a Yoga Teacher and am passionate about the mind-body connection.

Feel free to email or call if you would like to confidentially discuss how individual or group therapy can help. I look forward to working with you.

To contact me, you can send email, or call me at 301-428-3557.

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