Emily Pilowa LICSW, Clinical Social Work in Brookline, Massachusetts, 02445

Emily Pilowa


Emily Pilowa


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - 116044
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
Fees: $140-$160 a session


1419 Beacon Street, Suite 34
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

My Approach to Helping

Different clients have different needs in therapy. I blend narrative therapy, psychodynamic approaches, and strength-based therapy to tailor my approach to the needs of each client. I aim to help each of my clients tell their stories and establish goals.

In couples counseling, I work with each partner to boost communication skills, improve understanding, and create solutions. The couples who work with me frequently report feeling more understood ands satisfied in their relationships. I work with couples on the brink of ending their relationships, as well as those who have generally happy relationships that require some tweaking. I meet my clients where they are, beginning my work where it's needed.

I work with adults who face a range of challenges, from serious anxiety to questions about their direction and goals. Sometimes I work with people who aren't sure what the problem is; in other cases, the problem is obvious to my clients. We'll work together to identify how you want to grow. I use a straightforward, no-nonsense approach. My goal is to help support you through your transitions and challenges.

The process of choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. If you'd like to explore whether we're a good match, give me a call so we can set up a preliminary appointment.

More Info About My Practice

Please see my website for rates. Some insurances accepted. Please contact with questions.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I truly connect with my clients and consider it an honor to be a witness and at times a guide in their lives.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with LGBTQ couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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