​Emily F. Mitzen, LMSW

Therapist/Holistic Coach



Telehealth appointments are available.

My practice is currently virtual and offering teletherapy sessions by phone or video.

Call or email me for a free consultation.



​About Me

Before becoming a therapist, I went through my own therapeutic journey and know how transformative the process can be. I grew up anxious, wanting to understand myself and my feelings, yet not knowing how to process them in order to feel better. Now, I utilize my years of experience both as a client myself and a clinician, to help others feel safe as they deepen their understanding of their own experiences. I worked in several schools and agencies as a social worker before transitioning to private practice, and now I currently work with individuals in multiple states and abroad as a coach, and throughout New York as a holistic licensed therapist. Through our work together,  my clients learn to empower themselves and gain perspective so that they can move forward with a sense of confidence and inner freedom,  all while learning skills to help them feel better during more difficult moments. I feel grateful everyday that I get to witness my clients transform into confident, unstoppable beings.

Specialties

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem

Education & Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and BFA in Theatre from New York University
  • LMSW - Licensed in New York (license number 106815)

​What I Offer

My role as a therapist and coach is to accompany you while you go through difficult things so that you are not alone, and provide insights so that you can experience more joy and freedom in your life. I specialize in processing anxiety and life transitions, as well as the unique struggles that often accompany early adulthood. In these transformational phases of life, we tend to feel misunderstood, self-doubt, and/or unexplainable guilt that inhibit our sense of happiness. Below are some examples of specific issues that I help my clients with:

Adolescents
Young Adults
Adults
Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Family struggles
  • Life transitions
  • Peer issues
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep issues
  • Stress


Young Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Adulting transition
  • Boundary setting
  • Family dynamics
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-care
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Boundary setting
  • Career issues
  • Family dynamics
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-care
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

​Treatment Approaches

I utilize a very holistic approach when working with people, always striving to meet you where you are first and support you with what you need in this moment. Through learning from our past, processing our pain, and deepening our perspective,  we can all heal and live the life of our dreams. Below are some approaches that I utilize to help us get there, and if you want to talk more about any of these or have questions, please reach out!

Cognitive-Behavioral
Play/Art Therapy
Person-Centered
Mindfulness
Psychodynamic
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping
Cognitive-Behavioral

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Emphasizes how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected. When we become aware of how our thinking affects how we feel and act, it becomes easier to shift our unwanted behaviors. This way, we have more choice in how we respond to life's challenges.

Play/Art Therapy

Play/Art Therapy – Uses play and the creative arts to help uncover and process emotions, especially in kids and young adults. Play is how children express themselves, and it provides insight when verbally communicating feelings is challenging.

Person-Centered

Person-Centered – Provides a calm, accepting space to speak freely without fear of judgment, in order to process experiences. My role is to listen, reflect, and offer insight.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness – When we aren't regretting the past or worrying about the future, happiness becomes easier. In sessions, I can offer techniques to quiet the spinning mind in order to feel more comfortable in stressful situations.

Psychodynamic

Psychodynamic – Focusing on the connection between our past beliefs and present behaviors increases self-awareness, so that we feel freer in the present and are able to move forward more confidently.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping – This is a holistic calming technique that I can teach during sessions for those interested. EFT helps relieve stress through self-tapping on specific acupressure points and can be very helpful for immediate relief from anxiety. 

​Getting Started

If any of the above resonates with you, contact me to set up a free call! I want to hear from you more specifically what your needs are, answer any questions, see if we're a good fit and go from there. There is a reason you came to this site, and I am glad you're here. I am excited to start this journey with you.

Contact Us

Cost: I offer therapy and coaching at a comparable rate. Contact me to discuss pricing options.


Insurance: I am out-of-network and do not accept insurance. I can provide you with invoices to submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. Clients are encouraged to become familiar with their own out-of-network benefits before investing in treatment.

Accepted payment methods: Zelle, PayPal, cash, check