Emily  Harlan

Emily Harlan


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated February 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

Professional statement

Emily Harlan is a Social Worker in the Boston area providing teletherapy. Emily enjoys working with college and graduate students, young professionals, as well as adults who are navigating stress, anxiety, life changes and relationship dynamics that are posing challenges in their life. She helps clients feel more in control and empowered over their symptoms, thoughts and experiences.

Emily encourages clients to examine problematic patterns, explore potential changes and expand upon skills to strengthen coping methods and decision making. Emily integrates a number of different therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing. Emily works collaboratively with clients to improve awareness, expand skills and practice making changes outside of sessions.

Emily tailors her style to meet the unique needs of each person. She is committed to building a therapeutic relationship in a non-judgmental, accepting and compassionate manner. She develops an individualized treatment plan and assesses progress in partnership the clients goals and concerns.

Emily earned her MSW from Boston College. Before opening her private practice, she worked at a residential school, a community mental health center and in a college mental health center at a local university.

Message to clients

Whether you are new to therapy or looking for the right fit, I hope to partner with you as we address your concerns. I offer a warm and understanding space to increase self-awareness while making changes to thoughts and behaviors. I believe that you are the expert of your experiences, and I am here to assist in providing new insight, encouragement and strategies as you move forward. We will work together to pinpoint coping methods that feel more natural and effective as well as identifying areas that need more exploration. I would be honored to join you on your journey.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Emily Harlan 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 4pm
  • Tue 8am - 4pm
  • Wed 8am - 4pm
  • Thu 8am - 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Wentworth Institute of Technology, 2014 - 2023
Brookline Community Mental Health Center , 2010 - 2013
Adolescent Residential Treatment School, 2006 - 2010

Boston College School of Social Work, MSW, 2006
Loyola College in Maryland, BA, 2004


Massachusetts: 114785