Emily Becker LMSW, Clinical Social Work in Amherst, New York, 14228

Emily Becker

LMSW

Emily Becker

LMSW

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Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMSW
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Fees: Free initial 30 minute consultation
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Amherst, New York 14228

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My Approach to Helping

I start by meeting people where they are and approaching each session with curiosity, hope, and even a little humor. I wonder what's really standing between them and the life they want? Sometimes that means people need me to listen, while other times I need to ask some gentle questions. In session you will have my full attention. Often we have to talk about the hard stuff, and that can feel uncomfortable, but often your discomfort is the first step toward growth and change. As a therapist, I am really fortunate to see how a person's resilience, courage, and desire for a richer life often unfolds as we work together.

My Therapy Focus

When I work with people I draw on a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-based Interventions. Rather than allowing these approaches to dictate our work, I use them as tools to make a person?s work with me more effective. These tools also allow people who work with me to meet their goals outside of our sessions, where it really counts!

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Goodness of fit. People who find a therapist with whom they click, and who can collaborate effectively with them really benefit from their sessions. While other factors such as convenience or cost are also important, working with a therapist with whom you can connect can make the experience much more useful. If I cannot offer a good fit to a person with whom I work then I will help them find another provider in the community who can better meet their needs.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Teens, emerging adults, young adults, middle-aged, elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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