About the Guidance Girl
Emily Roberts is a Psychotherapist, Parenting Consultant, Educational Speaker and Published Author. Her Book Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Becoming Who You Are was released in 2015 by New Harbinger Publications.
The Guidance Girl is concept created by Emily Roberts as an innovative, powerful approach to help you achieve goals and feel your best by redefining traditional therapy for the girls and women of today. Emily is aware of the challenges faced by both teens and women, and has built a practice by positioning herself as therapeutic mentor and consultant. She is part of the Hartstein Psychological Services team in New York City practicing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). As a contributing author for HealthyPlace.com Emily writes the weekly blog Building Self-Esteem and is also parenting consultant for Neurogistics Corporation. Emily is the co-founder of The Talking Room, a proactive program for girls ages 5-9 specializing in developing self-esteem, confidence, leadership, friendship skills, and stress reduction activities with an emphasis on creating healthy boundaries with technology.
Emily has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas, specializing in children, young adults, adults, and families. She is LPC licensed by way of Texas. She has extensive training and experience in working with a variety of populations and diagnosis including challenges such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationships, and eating disorders.
Emily utilizes a variety of approaches uniquely tailored for each client, as well as training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy . This allows her to tailor the therapy around the needs of the client, giving them the opportunity to grow as therapy progresses. She is certified in a variety of techniques, parenting approaches, and specializations. Understanding each client’s point of view with a rational and warm approach to finding solutions, especially during times of transition is key to healthy growth.
Emily has created a niche with her ability to relate to the “millennium generation.” Her clients trust her, relate to her and view her as a role model for her candid and honest approach. Emily provides a non-judgmental and safe environment that supports both individual and familial growth.
“When speaking to young women I am seen as a mentor, I talk with them, rather than at them. They trust me and let me into their world; what it’s like to be girl in today’s culture. When I work with parents, educators, and other professionals I have the unique ability to provide an insider perspective: the voice of the teenager.”
For parents, she is the liaison. Emily provides psycho-education and support to help increase communication and build stronger connections within the family structure, helping parents and children grow closer by helping them understand each other better.