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Emily Shalev Psychotherapy, LCSW

Emily Shalev trained as a family therapist and conducts individual therapy through a systemic lens. She tries to understand you through the context of your relationships, your environment, and the different aspects of your identity, as other systems and people can influence how you feel about yourself. She is nonjudgmental, though she will softly challenge you when necessary.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Provider
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“I am passionate about empowering people and providing them tools to feel unstuck, heard, and validated.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I studied psychology in undergrad at Boston University and then immediately attended the Columbia School of Social Work for my master’s in social work. I am passionate about empowering people and providing them tools to feel unstuck, heard, and validated. Most of my training and experience is in family therapy. I am trained in functional family therapy and multisystemic family therapy, and I participate in training at the Ackerman Institute for Families. While my experience and training is in family therapy, I use a systemic lens and approach when I work with individuals.
What should someone know about working with you?
I tailor my approach and style to each client I work with based on their needs; I do not use a one-size-fits-all approach. My intake process is short and consists of gathering insurance details, a brief family history, and a mental health history. I currently only see clients virtually.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I enjoy continuing education opportunities and reading about best practices. Consulting with colleagues supports me in providing quality care to clients and I will never share identifying information.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I am aware of the privileged and oppressed parts of my identity and how they shape my practice. I take accountability for when I make mistakes and believe in growing and learning from them.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most interested in learning about burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress.
“I am most interested in learning about burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress.”
Interested in speaking with Emily?