About Emily Broadwell
Hi! I’m Emily (they/them). I have a deep and abiding love for Trader Joe’s Bay Blend coffee and for kids’ descriptions of things they don’t know the word for. I love picking up creative hobbies, I have at least 5 books I want to be reading next to my bed whether I’m actually reading them or not, and I dream of moonlighting as a tattoo artist one day.
One of the coolest things I get to do is walk with people as they move toward what wellness means to them. With a broad background in traumatic stress, expressive arts, and theology, I am always drawn to what we learn and unlearn about ourselves in life’s roughest moments and the sense we make out of it all. I practice a holistic, intersectional, person-centered approach while clients explore their struggles, hopes, identities, and beyond.
Many clients I work with deal with the effects of anxiety, depression, body image, disordered eating, coming out, transitioning, dissociation, relationship conflict, and acute and complex trauma. I have a particular interest in the meeting up of trauma, gender nonconformity, and neurodivergence. We use modalities ranging from expressive arts and movement to Cognitive Processing Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Above all, I take an approach that responds to what feels comfortable and right for you.
Professional and Educational Background
I have a Bachelors in Art from Washington College, where I studied studio art and psychology, and Masters degrees in Divinity and in Social Work from Boston University where I specialized in Religion and Conflict Transformation and Social Work with Groups. I have been in the mental health field for over a decade. Along the way, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in Massachusetts, Louisiana, and Maryland in settings ranging from an undergraduate institution to a couple therapeutic schools to an OMHC. I am trained in the ARC approach to treating trauma in children and adolescents, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, and Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. I have also completed a certificate program in Traumatic Stress from The Trauma Center.