Emma Ashley Stern

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT,

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Emma Ashley Stern

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT,

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

Institute of Mindful Therapy
1250 Pine Street
100/101
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 948-8949

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Being human is a beautiful mess! I offer empowered and embodied therapy for folks seeking to transform stress, turmoil, and trauma into a catalyst for deep healing and personal growth. My approach to therapy is warm, real, and relatable. I work with trauma, anxiety, grief, addiction, radical self-love, and self-acceptance. Coming from a blended family that is White, Black, Latinx, and Jewish, I am committed to navigating multidimensional identity dynamics, power, privilege, and positionality. I am dedicated to social justice and will support you in using your personal healing to work towards collective liberation and social change.
I work from a somatic lens which integrates traditional talk therapy with body-based inquiry. Mind and body connection helps us find capacity to be with the discomfort. Overtime, this morphs distress into resilience, wisdom, and greater compassion for ourselves and others. As the body can be a source of pain and oppression, I hold this work with great care.
I welcome the opportunity to work with clients from different backgrounds and seek to maintain humility and sensitivity in work with clients who hold different identities such as race, gender, sexual orientations, culture, age, socioeconomic status, and ability status. Working alongside you is an honor and privilege I will treat with deep respect.
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Emma Ashley Stern
“Offering empowered & embodied therapy for folks seeking to transform stress, trauma, & turmoil into a catalyst for deep healing and growth.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $99 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Magellan
I offer both sliding scale and superbill reimbursement statements for clients not covered by insurance.
Email me or call (925) 948-8949 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • Prelicense: California / 119875
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2020
  • Supervisor: Galina Litvin, LMFT
  • Supervisor License: California / 111344

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Yoga Alliance / E-RYT 200, YACEP
  • Member Since: 2014
  • Membership: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists / 10005550
  • Member Since: 2020

Location

Institute of Mindful Therapy
1250 Pine Street
100/101
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 948-8949
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Professional Connections

Emma has a depth of experience and skill set that are both unique and powerful. Her manner with clients is above-all compassionate and I have been witness to her capacity for support and healing in challenging cases. Emma is dedicated to her clients, warm, reliable, intelligent and gifted healer. I would enthusiastically recommend Emma to anyone interested in her work.
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Cara Gereau, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist

Emma is an excellent practitioner she is both highly skilled and highly empathetic. She is very professional and caring.
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Mr. Michael Keesey, MA, AMFT
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Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021
Emma Ashley Stern, MA, AMFT,, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Walnut Creek

Emma Ashley Stern

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT,