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Emma Jane Watson LICSW

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Emma Jane Watson Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
Wednesdayfrom 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I have had the good fortune to work with varied groups and individuals in eight states, and to travel and experience humanity in every walk of life. I have had an exciting, fulfilling life, and struggled with the complexities of critical illness, medical trauma and near death. I understand the immense value of maintaining human connections, and embracing individual growth and change to be the best in every chosen role.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I am very honest and forthright. I have deep empathy and compassion and see therapy as holding a safe space in which to work with people who are suffering deeply. I use mindfulness in my own life to practice equanimity and work with my clients to learn how it may have a place in their lives also. I am grateful to be allowed into my clients' lives and honor their commitment to personal healing.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Therapy is much more doing than talking. Personal change is the most difficult work one can do, and it is the most satisfying. However, it requires lots of commitment, learning, patience, self-compassion, hard work and lots of practice to affect change. I understand this deeply and will work as hard as my clients and not any harder. It is their choice to change. I am just the facilitator.

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

White

Sexuality

Lesbian

Group Identities

LGBTQIA+

Specialties

Loss/Grief

Borderline Personality Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Aging related concerns

Communication issues

Dissociative disorders

LGBTQIA related issues

Life transitions

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Training / Certifications

Certification in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, IPI; Certificate in Trauma and Bereavement, ASU; EMDR certification; DBT certification; Certified Supervisor; Certification as Psychedelic Assisted Therapist (in process with completion in November 2023)

Licensure

  • Washington, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LW60921300

Education

Arizona State University, Master of Social Work, Trauma, 2015

Emphasis on clinical practice with adult trauma survivors. Worked with older adults, dementia care givers, parents with complex grief due to the loss of a child. Teaching assistant for psychodrama therapy course.

Western Washington University, Master of Education, Administration and Experiential Education, 1995

Pursued interest in program development and certified as a Challenge Course (Ropes) facilitator.

Sonoma State University, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Women's Studies, 1991

Work History

I have worked throughout my life to help others by providing education, counseling, therapy, facing their fears, finding resources, or advocating on their behalf. Before pursuing a second master's degree in social work, I taught at Arizona State University for 15 years in the College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts. Upon graduation with an MSW, I was accepted in a residency program to become certified in dialectical behavioral therapy with training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Community mental health work honed my skills in treating mental illness, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression. As a mental health therapist for a county jail, I found the environment in which to deepened my compassion, empathy, and understanding of severe, complex trauma and PTSD. I continued my training in personality disorder treatment, complex trauma, and court mitigation during my time working in the jail. I have worked diligently over the past year to become a Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapist graduating from the Integrative Psychiatry Institute last December, 2023. I believe in psychedelic medicine and see the immense potential for its future place in mental health therapy.

Office at 315 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA

Frequently Asked Questions About Emma Jane Watson, LICSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Emma Jane Watson, LICSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Emma Jane Watson accepting new clients?

Yes, Emma Jane Watson is accepting new clients for in-person appointments at 315 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA, 98225.

Does Emma Jane Watson accept insurance?

No, Emma Jane Watson does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Emma Jane Watson offer?

Emma Jane Watson offers therapy for individuals.

Does Emma Jane Watson offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Emma Jane Watson offers in-person appointments at 315 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA, 98225.

Does Emma Jane Watson offer online therapy?

No, but people can book in-person appointments with Emma Jane Watson at 315 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA, 98225.

How quickly can I see Emma Jane Watson?

Emma Jane Watson typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Emma Jane Watson speak?

Emma Jane Watson conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Emma Jane Watson online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Emma Jane Watson online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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