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Emily Brunsten is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York City who sees clients both virtually and in-person in Ridgewood, Queens. Emily’s clients are young adults and adults, with limited availability for teenagers and families. She has years of experience supporting clients with a wide array of concerns, histories, and identities. She also has specific expertise in supporting queer and trans-identified clients, as well as young adults navigating the process of acclimating to our challenging world.
Emily believes that psychotherapy is both a process and a relationship, in which healing unfolds as a result of the connection between client and therapist. Emily encourages clients to hold compassion for and curiosity about themselves as they endeavor to discover more about their inner worlds. Emily practices psychodynamic psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to offer clients a comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges in their lives, as well as past trauma that might be keeping them stuck. She believes there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy, and is able to incorporate skills and techniques based in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) when they fit a client's needs.
Emily holds a degree in social work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She received post-graduate certification in psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy through the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Additionally, she has completed EMDR training parts 1 and 2, and is currently training in Attachment-Focused EMDR through the Parnell Institute.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after experiencing or witnessing threatening or scary events; healing from sexual, physical, or emotional abuse; processing of childhood, past, or current relational traumas
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Northwell Health, Clinical Social Worker, 2018 - Present
The Family Center, Clinical Social Worker, 2016 - 2018
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Certificate: Psychodynamic Approaches in Clinical Practice, 2022
New York: 093738