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Emily Shalev, LCSW
I am nonjudgmental, though I will softly challenge you to reach your goals.

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Emily Shalev, LCSW


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Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am nonjudgmental, though I will softly challenge you to reach your goals. I tailor my approach and style to each client I work with based on their needs; I do not use a one-size-fits-all approach. I am trained as a family therapist. I try understand you through the context of your relationships, your environment, and the different aspects of your identity, as other systems and people can influence how you feel about yourself.


BA - Psychology, Boston University

MSW - Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work

License Number and State

NY 089362



Why did you become a mental health professional?

As I grew up I learned that I was a good listener and motivator. Friends and family members would call me frequently to vent or ask for advice. I wanted to learn tools and skills to empower people to feel unstuck.

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

I meditate, read, listen to music and exercise. I also make sure to schedule breaks regularly into my daily schedule.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by walking my dog and spending time outside.

Do you have any pets?

I have a pet dog, Latte. Latte encourages me to be social because he is very outgoing and friendly (our walks are very long because he has to say hi to everyone).