Emily Ridenour, JD, LMSW
Emily is a licensed psychotherapist with a background in law and social work. She earned her Juris Doctor from Western New England University. Her legal passions include the protection of human rights and civil liberties, immigration law, domestic violence, divorce mediation and child welfare. Emily completed mediation training that is applicable to legal matters, family therapy and couples counseling.
Emily earned her Master’s of Social Work from Springfield College, with specialties in chronic illness, medical social work, trauma, and psychotherapy. Prior to joining Infinity Integrated Counseling and Holistic Wellness Center, Emily worked as a dialysis social worker and mental health clinician. She is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, crisis management, and other therapeutic modalities to assist in coping with chronic illness, grief, anxiety, depression and trauma.
Emily’s current therapeutic focus is based in holistic wellness. She is a Reiki practitioner and EMDR trained. Emily incorporates integrative techniques into her practice, such as EFT tapping, trauma release exercises, and trauma-informed yoga. Emily is a strong believer in somatic experiencing therapy and polyvagal theory.
While Emily enjoys the opportunity to work with and learn from every individual, her areas of expertise include peripartum depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and other thought disorders. She welcomes the chance to work with neurodivergent clients, and help improve their quality of life.