Emily  Pfannenstiel

Emily Pfannenstiel

Master of Education, EdM

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Accepting new clients for evening & weekend appointments in Branford practice (updated November 03, 2019)

Accepting new clients for evening & weekend appointments in Online therapy (MA) practice (updated November 18, 2019)

Accepting new clients for evening & weekend appointments in Online therapy (RI) practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Women's issues
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Emily Pfannenstiel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Branford, Connecticut, who also sees clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for remote therapy. She specializes in working with women of all ages – from college age to later adulthood, and has expertise in relationships, anxiety, abusive relationship cycles, and trauma. Emily also has experience working with clients who have mood disorders.

As a holistic therapist, Emily frequently incorporates mindfulness along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She helps her clients first envision the type of life and relationships they want before offering coping skills and new ways of thinking. She wants to know what is holding them back and how they can push forward and open themselves up to new possibilities.

Emily is there to guide you on your path towards empowerment and enlightenment. She received her MA from Columbia University and her BA from Connecticut College. She has trained individually with Harvard's meditation advisor and has taught and engaged in psychological research investigating mood, sleep, human development, and the nature of the therapeutic relationship. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

Psychotherapy is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. The skills and insight you will gain in therapy will stay with you forever, and will enhance your life in ways you have yet to even imagine.


Specialties

Women's issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present


General expertise


Insurance

Emily Pfannenstiel is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Emily can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Branford practice

636 Main Street

3rd Floor

Branford, CT 06405

Hours
  • Mon 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online therapy (MA) practice
Hours
  • Mon 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online therapy (RI) practice
Hours
  • Mon 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice 2019 - present
Clifford Beers Clinic 2018 - present
Wheeler Clinic 2017 - 2018

Columbia University, MA, Ed.M., 2017
Connecticut College, BA, 2012


Languages

  • English
  • French

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