Emily Standridge, MA, LCSW is a dedicated and compassionate mental health therapist who is passionate about helping others live their best life. She has a strong background in trauma, perinatal mental health, depression and anxiety. Emily has over 12 years of working with trauma survivors. Emily utilizes several therapeutic models, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Emily enjoys collaborating with clients working on improving their symptoms, self-esteem, self-care and overall well-being. Emily believes that each person has their own unique experience, requiring their own individualized treatment plan and life path. Emily encourages a holistic approach to therapy, incorporating a client’s physical, emotional and financial health and needs. Emily has experience with working with individuals, couples, families, and children.
Emily has a diverse work experience, including working for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for five years as a clinical social worker for families of children with chronic and acute illness. Emily assisted families in navigating the complex impact of caring for a loved one experiencing the challenges of illness and injury. Emily has also worked for Women’s Behavioral Health since 2017 as a specialist in perinatal health, serving clients who are pregnant, postpartum, have suffered pregnancy/infant loss, or who are actively trying to conceive. Emily has experience working with a myriad of perinatal related issues including: role transition, relationship difficulties, traumatic birth, and grief. Emily also has experience and interest in working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, gender identity, grief and loss and psychosocial stress. Emily welcomes clients from all backgrounds and religions, including clients who identify as a member of the LGBTQI community.
Emily is originally from North Carolina, where she received her Bachelors in History and Political Science at Warren Wilson College (WWC). WWC provided a unique experience for students by having a triad program, a blended focus on work, education and service. Emily achieved a Service Award for completing over 300 hours of service during her years at WWC. This experience pointed Emily to the profession of social work as she discovered her passion for helping others and providing support to people finding their own path. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2010 to pursue her Masters in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh and enjoyed the city so much that she decided to stay! Emily completed a year post-graduate education at the Psychoanalytic Center of Pittsburgh. In the years following graduation from Pitt, Emily acquired clinical experience and achieved her License of Clinical Social Work. Emily has also completed further training in Trauma Focused-CBT and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
She spends her free time with her fiancée, son and cat in Pittsburgh. Emily enjoys going on walks, listening to podcasts, trying new restaurants.
Emily will be seeing clients in our Pittsburgh Counseling Center at 830 Western Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15233 please call us at 412-322-2129 for an immediate appointment.