Emily Alexander

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and have been practicing therapy in Chicago since 2013. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults who come to therapy for anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, and other issues that make it difficult to reach their goals. Additionally, I have experience working with LGBTQ+, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth and adults. I am trained in several evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused CBT, sensorimotor psychotherapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness techniques.

My style is warm and down-to-earth, and incorporates perspectives and tools from many styles of therapy so that I can tailor a unique approach together with my clients. I believe that therapy is an important space in which to feel seen, heard, and validated, practice new skills for living, and deepen our insight into patterns of unhelpful thinking or doing. Above all, I understand that the biggest predictor of positive change in therapy is the relationship - one that is caring, trusting, consistent, and safe from bias or labels. In my practice, I strive to be clear, honest, and genuine as we learn about your reality in a manner that feels comfortable for you.

Thank you for taking this next step toward feeling better. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.019083 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by C.L. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Emily is an incredibly kind, helpful, and patient person. I am so glad to have her help!

Written by N.A. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Emily has been an amazing help in one of the most turbulent times in my life and I honestly don't know what
I'd do without her councelling right now

Written by R.H. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 3 months

Emily was fantastic. Gave my teen really great tools for handling emotions. Very friendly and professional.

Written by R.O. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Emily is super nice and offers me great suggestions when needed.

Written by L.I. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s a great therapist. I’ve had trouble finding a therapist for a long time and feel like Emily really hears and can either relate to or really understand what I’m experiencing and is helping me find better/more helpful ways of reacting and developing or strengthening my coping skills.

Written by T.I. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks

I really appreciate Emily’s approach and thorough communication skills. She has been great to work with the past 2 phone sessions and am looking forward to our next.

Written by L.I. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Emily is wonderful! Super warming and validates my feelings which I need. She gives me great things to think about and try in my everyday life.

Written by E.M. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I really like talking to Emily. I feel very supported by her since all of her responses have been well thought out with my concerns and feelings in mind. I can tell that she has my best interest in mind and it feels great to be heard and understood.