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Emily Riley, LMHC

Emily Riley, LMHC


Licensed in NY #012940
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
I act as a guide to help you grow towards healing, emphasize your strengths, and make meaningful changes.

My Therapy Style

I work from a holistic approach to therapy where I collaborate with my clients and provide treatment best suited to individual needs. I act as a guide to help you grow towards healing, emphasize your strengths, and make meaningful changes. I will help you learn new skills you can use to effectively deal with everyday problems or overcome the struggles you have been dealing with for years. Learning how to deal with your problems and having a greater understanding of yourself will allow you to feel more confident and enable you to re-focus on what is important.

Education & Training

M.S.E - Mental Health Counseling, Fordham University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because of how I saw the impact of mental health problems on people's lives. I have a passion for helping others and had the opportunity to volunteer at a child psychiatric inpatient unit when I was 16 years old and was able to learn more about mental health services and the fulfillment of making a positive impact on those who are struggling.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy creating art, reading, and exploring new places.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Journaling while drinking my morning cup of coffee.

What book have you read more than once?

Attached by Amir Levine & Rachel S. F. Heller. I find attachment theory so interesting and super important in understanding ourselves and how we relate and communicate with others.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This nonprofit provides so many great resources for people living with mental illness.

How do you recharge?

Working out, meditating, spending time with friends, and watching Netflix.

Do you have any pets?

I had an outdoor calico cat named Cinnamon. She was part of the deal for buying the house I grew up in.