Nice to meet you!

My name is Emily Camera

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I want to help you uncover your inner strengths and empower you to rewrite these stories so that you can experience life in the way that feels authentically you in accordance with your vision and not the expectations or opinions of others.

I work in

My specialties are:

Borderline Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). LGBQ and TGEQ individuals, and folks who are exploring their gender, sexuality, and sexual interests. My office is a space that is validating of non-traditional relationship styles and structures, including kink/BDSM and polyamory/non-monogamy and can provide guidance for people interested in pursuing or learning more about these types of relationships.

Let's get to know each other!

We all have a story that can often consume or even define us. Sometimes those stories are exactly the thing that prevents us from living a life that is emotionally and spiritually fulfilling, and we become stuck in patterns of suffering.

Those stories often take the form of things like “I’ll never be good enough,” “I don’t know who I am,” “people always leave me,” or simply “I’m not lovable”.

I want to help you uncover your inner strengths and empower you to rewrite these stories so that you can experience life in the way that feels authentically you in accordance with your vision and not the expectations or opinions of others.

A bit more about me…

I love working with adolescents, young adults, and millennial-aged individuals, and I specialize in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, trauma, and anxiety. I take a holistic approach to therapy, leaning heavily on the teachings of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I incorporate Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) with most clients. I don’t believe that therapy is a “one size fits all” approach, and I enjoy the ability and flexibility to get creative to ensure you have all the tools you need to live the life you want. As a queer woman, my office is safe and affirming for my LGBTQ siblings and peers and all who are exploring their sexuality, gender identity, and sexual interests.

I am sex-positive, polyamory- and kink-knowledgeable, and I have the expertise and lived experience for clients who practice or are interested in non-traditional relationship styles and structures.

I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then my Master’s in Social Work from Stony Brook University in New York. I obtained my clinical license (LCSW) in 2018 while living in Delaware, working alongside an incredible team of clinicians in a private group practice. There, I further developed my treatment specialties and became known as “the” clinician for severe eating disorders and borderline personality presentations.

From a young age, my generation was taught to embrace the mantra of “toxic positivity.” Research has shown the emotional toll a lifetime of these beliefs can have on a person’s identity formation, especially through adolescence and young adulthood.

As we start to try to answer questions about who we are and what we want out of life, we can feel burdened by the expectations of other people, eventually stifling our true identities so we can stop trying to “fit a square peg in a round hole,” as it were. Adolescents and young/emerging adults deserve better.

You deserve a space where you can be exactly who you are and become who you want to be in a way that makes you feel seen and validated. At its core, I aspire to be exactly the kind of therapist my generational peers, and I, would have needed in our formative years. An authentic, nonjudgmental therapist who genuinely cares about your success will call you out when needed (but gently!).

My Fun Facts:

I’m a HUGE nerd. I attend at least two different comic-cons per year, play dungeons and dragons weekly with my friends, attend the Ren Fest every year, and will watch/read/play anything set in a fantasy-style universe.

I taught myself calligraphy a few years ago, and now it’s one of my favorite hobbies and self-care activities.

I love to travel, and in the few years before I married, I developed an affinity for solo vacationing. I love to fly, and my goal is to “live like a local” whenever I visit somewhere new.

If you open up my Spotify at any moment, you’re almost certain to hear some Broadway soundtrack. I LOVE theatre, and I’ve been in my fair share of community theatre and college productions. I miss performing quite a bit and want to find a way to fit it back into my normal schedule.

As my client, I’ll probably show you a picture of my dogs at some point or another. They’re the best companions I could ask for and are full of love (and energy – which is why you won’t see them at the office!). My best life would be living in a house full of golden retrievers.