Emily Roberts, MA, LMHC is a psychotherapist, also known as The Guidance Girl, and is the author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are. Emily is an intensively trained Dialectical Behavioral Therapist, mental health expert, and media contributor. She has been working in the field for over a decade and with Hartstein Psychological Services since 2013.
Emily is a licensed mental health counselor and has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. Emily has worked in academic, hospital, and private practice settings in both Texas and New York. She utilizes her background in neurochemistry, nutrition and solution-focused tools to help clients heal from the inside out.
Emily utilizes a variety of approaches uniquely tailored for each client, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma First Aid Training (TFA).
Before joining Hartstein Psychological, Emily ran a private practice, created educational workshops and groups for building self-esteem in children and adolescents, and was a staff therapist for the adolescent unit of Cedar Springs Eating Disorder Treatment Center. She specializes in working with children and young adults, as well as their parents, helping them manage life transitions, trauma, adoption, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. Emily also works with Neurogistics, a wellness program based in Austin, TX, as their Children’s Program Therapist, consulting with parents and families of children who’ve experienced early childhood trauma.
Emily has been featured in many media outlets, both broadcast, including Dr. Oz and Dr. Drew, and print. She is a thought-leader in mental health featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, MindBodyGreen, Authority Magazine, Thriveworks, Bustle, Business Insider, The Chicago Tribune and much more.
Emily is the creator of Rock Your Worth: Therapist-Approved Tools for Transformation, healing tools that reduce anxious thinking patterns, reinforce positive thoughts and actions, while creating cognitive changes in one’s brain.
Emily’s extensive experience with teens and young adults prompted her to write Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are, published by New Harbinger Press. Express Yourself is rooted in DBT principles and filled with tools for readers to learn how to communicate with confidence.