Emma Shakarshy




Emma’s goal as a therapist is to provide the space for her clients to untangle, define, and understand themselves deeply. Much of Emma’s work is focused around the intersections of identity, trauma, and mental health, and she is committed to exploring the ways that race, gender, and other social identities show up in the world and in the therapy room. She helps her clients explore the stories they have learned about themselves, and rewrite the narratives to reveal the truth and wholeness in each person.


Emma has a strong foundation in working with children, teens, young adults, and the systems they exist in, whether families, schools, or the workplace.  In her work with children and families, she has worked extensively with parents, grandparents, and other adults in parenting roles. She fosters a sense of well-being, acceptance, genuineness, and empathy with all her clients.

Education and Training

MSW • Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

BA • Tufts University

Areas of Specialization

Anxiety, depression, grief, sexuality, gender, race, stress management, PTSD, trauma,  mood disorders, bipolar, ADHD, parenting, children, family therapy, groups

Theoretical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Trauma-informed

  • Feminist

  • Strengths-based