Emily  Farr
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Emily Farr


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: The Compassion Practice
New York Accepting Online
26 Court Street Accepting In-person
Updated May 5, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Emily Farr (she/her/hers) is a proud alumna of the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work where she received her Master’s of Social Work and was selected for The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, majoring in Psychology.

Emily has over ten years of experience teaching Pilates, where she gained in depth knowledge of the insightful and healing nature of the mind-body connection. The profound transformative experiences brought her to apply to get her Master’s in Social Work and reinvigorate her mission to empower individuals through personalized insight and psychoeducation.

Emily's approach is rooted in evidence based practices of somatic trauma-informed care. Emily believes that advocacy is essential to being an agent of change, but the most valuable resource to provide as a social worker is tools and resources of self-efficacy. Emily leads by example to ensure her words and actions affirm humanity and promote empowerment of all those encountered.

Specialties: Mind-Body Connection, Trauma-Informed Care, Stress Management, Mindfulness, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Self-Care, Personal Growth, LGBTQA+, Gender, and Sexuality topics

Treatment Approaches: Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, TF-CBT/CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, ACT, Attachment based therapy, DBT, MI, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Message to clients

Do you feel disconnected from your authentic self? Are you having trouble being in the present moment? Do you find it difficult to stay grounded and responsive to your changing needs?

It can be overwhelming to articulate or even know what is best for us in general and certainly during times of transition, stress, and/or crisis. Knowing what the next best right action for you when you're uncertain or unsteady can feel elusive and terrifying.

I believe that you have everything you need to to succeed; I am here to help you access it. I work to guide clients in validating their experiences and expressing their feelings safely without victimization. As a Pilates instructor in addition to being a social worker, I have substantial experience and understanding of the mind-body connection and how daily life, stress, trauma and injury impacts both. During our session we will focus on mindfully staying connected to the body during big emotions or sensations, strengthen executive functioning skills, and develop your authentic voice while working towards your goals.

My approach is holistic, strengths based and mindfully driven, based in trauma-informed somatic work. I draw from the evidence-based practices of ACT, CBT, DBT, psychodynamic therapy and positive psychology to promote empowerment. I look forward to the opportunity to connect and partner with you on your pursuit of discovery and self-care.


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

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 threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Emily Farr is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $250


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am - 7:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am - 7:30
  • Thu 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

26 Court Street practice
26 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11242
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Compassion Practice, Psychotherapist, 2023 - Present

University of Denver, MSW, 2022
University of Southern California, BA Psychology, 2017


New York: 118047