She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Education, EdM
Emily Pfannenstiel is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees clients in Rhode Island, Connecticut, 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 and M.Ed. 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.
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
Emily Pfannenstiel is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private practice, 2019 - Present
Columbia University, MA, EdM, 2017
Connecticut College, BA, 2012
Rhode Island: MHC01104
Emily is exactly what I was looking for in a therapist: kind, supportive, and knowledgeable in many different areas of treatment and care."
She was so kind and comforting on the phone, even for just a preliminary check in call!"
Emily was kind and super friendly."
I felt heard and am excited to begin working with her!"
I felt very comfortable talking to Emily, and she was very understanding and comforting when I shared information with her."
Emily called me at the appointed time, answered my questions, gave me a better idea of how she works with clients, and asked some good questions about what I was looking for in a therapist."