Counselor / Therapist in Newtonville, MA

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Emily Lapolice, LICSW

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Offering combination of psychotherapy, private yoga,
and trauma-informed yoga sessions
We are all presented with challenges, stressors, and anxieties on a daily basis. Most of us have become conditioned to respond, both behaviorally and emotionally, in certain ways due to past experiences or environments. Some have even endured significant past trauma that may still be affecting their present lives. 

Talk therapy is a useful tool for many and it often can help clients reach new levels of insight into their lives and relationships with others. However for some, alternatives are needed. Each client is unique and my aim is to create an individually tailored approach to treatment. Many people may not be able, or simply may not want to access feelings/cognitions right away, and it can be helpful to start in the body. Treatment is often most effective when the body is part of the healing process.

In my practice, I hope to teach clients the “language of their bodies.” Emotions and trauma are often stored or trapped in the body. Yoga and other mindfulness techniques can be used to help clients reconnect with their bodies, giving them an opportunity to have a present moment experience both physically and emotionally.

As a psychotherapist and yoga practitioner I will give my clients tools to re-inhabit their bodies in a new way. Sessions will be client centered and can start with talking and lead into movement; start with movement and lead into talking; integrate movement and talking together – or just focus on movement alone. I hope to be able to provide an experience that is most useful for the client – which can change on any given day, or even within the session itself.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for 5 years in New York City and Boston, working with adults, children and families in various settings. Over this time I have come to see the necessity for the mind/body connection to be integrated into the work I do with my clients. Having practiced yoga for nearly 8 years, I know how much is gained from having a connection to your body, both physically and emotionally. I carry with me both a theoretical and experiential background that enables me to truly believe in this work.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Asperger's Syndrome  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Children's Counseling  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Chronic Illness  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Couples Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders
 Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Education and Training:
• BA in Psychology - Providence College, 2003
• Masters in Social Work – New York University, 2006
• Cognitive Behavioral Training (focus on disruptive behavior disorders in children) – New York State
Office of Mental Health 2008-2009; Additional CBT Training - NYU 2007 & Boston College 2011
• Clinical Approaches for Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum - NYU 2009
• Attachment and Dissociation Training – St. Vincent’s Hospital, NYC 2009
• Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor – Karma Kids Yoga, NYC 2009
• Yoga and the Traumatized Body – The Trauma Center - Brookline, MA 2011
• Enrolled in 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Inner Strength Yoga in January 2012 to become RYT
(Register’s Yoga Teacher)
Other Languages
Spanish (competency)
Payments Accepted
cash, check, credit cards - no insurance at this time
License:#115697 - MA LICSW
288 Walnut Street
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