Emily Stuart, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Emily  Stuart
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Emily Stuart

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated June 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Emily works with individual adolescents and adults of all ages struggling with a myriad of concerns including anxiety, depression, acute and complex trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, identity questions, family dynamics, LGBTQIA+ challenges, and pregnancy and postpartum mental health. Emily’s approach prioritizes a balance of concrete interventions to address the present distress alongside thoughtful exploration of a client’s past, their current context, and the many layers of their identity in order to better understand what might be underlying a client’s current pain so we can get to the root of it to make for more lasting change. This task involves examining intersection of love, work, social life, and larger sociopolitical systems with emotional struggle.

All successful therapy begins with a strong relationship. Therapy gets to be a space where that relationship is intentional, warm, and direct. Emily works to build an environment and a relationship that is deeply supportive and open and that also builds the conditions to give hard feedback and disrupt the status quo. Emily’s style is warm, intuitive, and individualized to who you are and what you need.

Emily has provided therapy in a group practice setting working with individuals of all ages. She has provided short-term, client-centered therapy to undergraduate students at Barnard College’s counseling center, where she also provided substance-use counseling, education, and outreach using a harm-reduction approach. In addition, she has worked with children living in temporary housing in a school setting, providing both individual and group therapy, combining play therapy, art making, storytelling, and other therapeutic methods that continue to inform her creative practice of therapy with all ages today.

Emily is currently offering remote sessions as well as some in-person sessions in the Flatiron area of New York City. She is in-network with United, Oscar, Oxford, and UMR.


Message to clients

People come to see me when something meaningful in their lives isn’t working. Maybe you don’t know how to get out of an unsatisfying relationship—or into a satisfying one. Maybe you’re trying to figure out who you are in the world, what you care about, what your values are, what you want to do with your life. Maybe anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem has been the in the driver’s seat for too long, and you’re ready to take back control. Maybe you’re questioning your gender or sexual identity or whether traditional relationships work for you. Maybe you don’t know exactly what it is you’re struggling with—you just know that something isn’t working. Therapy gets to be a space that’s about and for you, where we can collaboratively work toward a better understanding of why and how you are the way you are, identify and break out of patterns, foster your strengths, develop a new way of relating to emotional experience, and help you heal.

With a former career in publishing, I understand the power of the stories we tell about ourselves and the stories other people—both in our lives and in the larger sociopolitical context—tell about us. In therapy, I work to help clients find and tell their stories in ways that work for them, including integrating the painful parts into their larger narrative. I see this as a deeply healing act that helps make sense of who you are and what you've experienced.


Specialties

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Humana
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

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

Location(s)

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 11am - 7pm
  • Tue 10am - 6:30pm
  • Wed 2pm - 7:30pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri 9am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
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

Licensure

New York: 106809


Languages

English