Emily McDonough, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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I am motivated to help my clients learn realistic and self-compassionate ways to thrive. I am happiest helping my clients to achieve meaningful growth, at their own pace. I earned my Master’s of Social Work in 2015 from the University of New England, after earning my Bachelor’s in the same discipline from Wheelock College (now Boston University) in 2014.


I enjoy working with people of all ages and types of neurodiversity, from preteens to elders. I am lucky to be a true people person! I have been fortunate to contribute to various interdisciplinary teams throughout my career in settings such as inpatient mental health facilities, hospitals, primary care, assisted living and memory care. I am also passionate about providing support to people pursuing bariatric care such as medical, surgical, or behavioral weight loss.
My Specialties Include:

  • Anxiety and panic disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Depression
  • Self-esteem, body image, binge eating, bariatric counseling.
  • Trauma informed care
  • Bereavement, end of life, and chronic/complex medical issues
  • LGBTQIA+ affirming care
  • Social skills and strategies for neurodiverse preteens, teens, and young adults
  • First generation college graduates/professionals

No two people are the same and we will work together to curate an approach that meets your specific goals. Some of the methods I use include:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • ACT
  • Solutions Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Empowerment Theory

‚ÄčI am committed to building a genuine relationship with each of my clients. I bring my sense of humor and a “come as you are” mentality to my work. I look forward to meeting you wherever you’re at and seeing where we can go together.