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What does a first session with you look like?
During our first session, I will start with a brief introduction and then begin asking questions about you and your history. I have found that some new clients are nervous and would like to be asked questions, while others are more comfortable taking the lead and sharing what is most important. Toward the end of the session, I will provide you with an opportunity to ask me any questions, discuss whether we both feel we are a good match for one another, and identify treatment goals. We will also go over paperwork, discuss how often we will meet, and review office policies and procedures.
What would be important for someone to know about working with you?
I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, which means that I incorporate several different approaches to therapy and tailor them to meet my client's needs. I have training in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral (CBT), mindfulness-based, humanistic, and solution-focused therapy. Depending upon your particular diagnosis, history, and preferences, I will choose an approach that I feel will be most helpful to you.
What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?
As someone who frequently works with anxiety, I often find that new clients are nervous to start the therapy process. Sometimes this causes them to put off therapy for several years. I try to remind anyone in this position that these feelings are normal and encourage them to share. If you are nervous about our first session, feel free to let me know and we will work together on trying to make it a more comfortable experience for you.
Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues
Transition to new parenthood
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Adolescent mental health
Adoption & foster care
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Training / Certifications
Certified Perinatal Mental Health Provider (PMH-C)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology
I have worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment centers. I have treated clients dealing with a variety of concerns, including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, perinatal mental health, and drug and alcohol abuse.
Frequently Asked Questions About Emily Guarnotta,
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Emily Guarnotta, , has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Emily Guarnotta accepting new clients?
Yes, Emily Guarnotta is accepting new clients.
Does Emily Guarnotta accept insurance?
No, Emily Guarnotta does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Emily Guarnotta offer?
Emily Guarnotta offers therapy for individuals.
Does Emily Guarnotta offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in can book Emily Guarnotta for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Emily Guarnotta offer online therapy?
Yes, Emily Guarnotta offers online therapy to people in .
How quickly can I see Emily Guarnotta?
Emily Guarnotta typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Emily Guarnotta speak?
Emily Guarnotta conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Emily Guarnotta online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Emily Guarnotta online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.