Emily Ma

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW

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Emily Ma

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

The Howe Building
180 S. Lake Ave
Suite #320
Pasadena, CA 91101
(310) 912-3465

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Emily Ma is not currently accepting new clients.

About

With curiosity and compassion, we'll explore how your mind works and understand how your experiences have shaped your relationships today. I support individuals and couples in witnessing and making sense of where they feel stuck in relationships and developing more connected relationships with themselves and others. As an Asian-American therapist, my clients appreciate my ability to integrate a culturally sensitive lens in understanding the interplay of cultural and familial dynamics. I also specialize in helping clients navigate grief and loss, and help clients become more comfortable with what shows up.
My approach is primarily psychodynamic and emotionally focused. I have completed advanced training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy and enjoy working with couples to deepen their understanding of one another, gain awareness and insight into distressing relational cycles and strengthen attachment bonds. I'm currently pursuing certification in EFT.
My therapeutic style emphasizes genuineness, warmth, and compassion. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist, and take an anti-racist/anti-oppressive lens in my work and my personal life. I deeply value inclusivity and diversity and continue to educate myself. Email or call me to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation to see if we're a good fit!

Finances

  • Session Fee: $165 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $185 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Superbill provided for out-of-network reimbursements for PPO/POS only. Email or see my website to learn more: www.emilymatherapy.com
Email me or call (310) 912-3465 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / LCSW110731
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 2019
Training at the New Center for Psychoanalysis (Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program) and pursuing certification in EFT couples therapy

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Interpersonal Therapy Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Degree: University of California, Irvine / Bachelor of Arts
  • Year graduated: 2011

Location

The Howe Building
180 S. Lake Ave
Suite #320
Pasadena, CA 91101
(310) 912-3465

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Racial Identity
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian
I also speak: Mandarin
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Jan 2023
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Emily Ma

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW