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She is so easy to talk to! I loved working with her and I actually made a lot of progress in the 2 months I saw her. I looked forward to our Wednesdays together every week!

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flag | Submitted August 23, 2012

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Dr. Emily Massey's Credentials

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Please visit dremilymassey.com for more details or to schedule your first session online! I am a licensed psychologist specializing in premarital and couples counseling, eating disorders and body image, and life transitions. My work in these areas has lent to my heightened expertise in treating mood and anxiety disorders as well as substance abuse. Through Widener University, I graduated with my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology while simultaneously completing classes for a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.). Both my doctoral program and internship are accredited by the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.). Having worked several years for The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia as well as in multiple university counseling centers (Widener University, George Mason University, and Johns Hopkins University), I possess 15 years of experience working with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, & binge-eating) in both residential and outpatient settings. After completing my doctoral degree, I served as an adjunct professor in multiple graduate counseling programs with courses including clinical interviewing/diagnosis, couples counseling/family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders, motivational interviewing and substance abuse treatment. Since then, I have worked in college counseling, group private practice, and, in Fall 2012, opened my own practice, The Center for Empowered Living, LLC in Towson, MD. From 2013-2016, I joined the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center as a Senior Staff Psychologist and the center’s Eating Disorders Treatment Coordinator. Building on my experience conducting family and couples counseling in these settings, I completed Levels 1-3 of the training required to become a Certified Gottman Method Couples Counselor. When I complete my certification in winter 2017, I will be one of only a few Gottman-certified psychologists practicing in the Baltimore area. Trained in psychotherapies ranging from psychodynamic to mindfulness-based, I rely heavily on the following evidence-based psychotherapies, integrated to fit each client’s individual needs: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Observing the futility of directing significant mental energy toward avoiding psychological pain, clients discover how essential this energy is to the pursuit of a fuller, more meaningful life – a life that fits with one’s deepest values and brings lasting contentment. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Learning shortcuts to recognizing and refuting overly negative thinking patterns, clients revise (develop more positive, realistic thinking) their typical ways of viewing themselves, other people, and the world. Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Following what long-term research shows “successful couples” do, partners purposefully increase the frequency of behaviors that strengthen, and minimize specific behaviors that are destructive to, couples relationships.


  • English


  • Widener University (Grad. 2008)

Other Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychotherapy
  • Premarital counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Eating disorders
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Drug addiction
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

Awards & Recognitions

  • Towson University Honors College Distinguished Alumni Award, 2013

Publications & Research

    Insurance accepted by this Doctor

    Other patients have successfully used these insurance providers, please call the Doctor's office to find out if your insurance plan is accepted.
    Blue Cross / Blue Shield
    United Healthcare

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