Emily Szelest


Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Pennsylvania where she also played Division I lacrosse. She later earned her Masters in Social Welfare from the University at Albany.

At previous internships, Emily has worked with youth and adults who have experienced depression and the effects of trauma, and with teenagers in the Middle and High School setting. Through years of camps, coaching, and youth ministry, she also has gained experience engaging with children and teenagers who are facing such issues as parental divorce, pressures from family, anxiety, panic attacks, struggles with identity, depression, and sexuality.

Emily is currently completing a two-year post-graduate residency at Samaritan Counseling Center, working with individuals, couples, and families. Her special interests include working with children and teenagers, individuals who struggle with depression, and the dynamics between couples. She regards each person as an irreplaceable individual with value and purpose, and is also open to incorporating the arts and spirituality into the healing process if a client so chooses.

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