Emily Caliento, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that focuses on my clients’ inner strengths and abilities. I work collaboratively and creatively with my clients to guide them to a more positive level of change. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where my clients can learn a variety of skills to help them gain more self-awareness and autonomy. I encourage my clients to focus on the present moment and challenge them to take a candid look at their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions to gain a deeper understanding and acceptance of the underlying issues in their lives.

I currently see children, adolescents, and adults ages 11 and older. I provide individual, family and group therapy. My specialties are primarily women’s issues, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders), low self-esteem, anxiety, stress management, depression, self-harm, and trauma. I also enjoy working with clients that need support with adjusting to life’s daily stressors.

My approach to psychotherapy is using predominantly Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques, as I believe changing unhelpful thinking and actions is essential to making a lasting change for the future. I also work from a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) perspective. DBT focuses on mindfulness based principles, managing and regulating emotions, tolerating distress, and interpersonal communication skills. I use a variety of creative therapy techniques, such as movement and yoga influenced therapies to increase body confidence, mindfulness, and the connection between mental and physical well-being in my clients.

I received my Masters and Education Specialist degrees in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and my Bachelors degree in Child and Family Development from The University of Georgia. Since 2010, I have worked directly with adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings, including psychiatric hospitals, recovery homes, and private practice during my graduate and post-graduate work. Through these experiences, I have learned the importance of having a collaborative and cohesive connection with clients, clients’ support systems, colleagues and other mental health professionals. I continue to connect with my clients by exploring their strengths, fears, goals, and personal insights to elicit a positive change and work towards becoming the best version of themselves.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you on your journey of awareness and personal growth!

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