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Emily Stuart(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Anxiety - Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions- Relationship issues-Self-esteem-

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Professional statement

Emily works with adults of all ages struggling with a myriad of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, life transitions, identity exploration, family dynamics, LGBTQIA+ issues, and pregnancy and postpartum mental health. Emily’s approach prioritizes a balance of concrete interventions to address the immediate 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 the 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 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 virtual sessions as well as in-person sessions in Brooklyn, NY.

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 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 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.


New York: 094243




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


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

Locations & Hours


Emily Stuart 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:$225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$125 - $225

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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

While I am not an in-network provider, part or most of your therapy may be reimbursed by out-of-network coverage from your insurance company. I encourage you to look into your insurance's out-of-network mental health benefits. I will provide you with monthly Superbills for out-of-network reimbursement.