Mrs. Wallsh is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York. She relocated to the Capital Region from Washington DC where she worked for a number of years, both domestically and abroad, in the fields of international development and cross-cultural exchange. Emily has lived in four Latin American countries and speaks Spanish fluently.
Emily graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Latin American Studies and went on to pursue her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at The University at Albany, SUNY. She completed her graduate training in psychotherapy at The College of Saint Rose Counseling Center and a two-year post-graduate residency at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region. Before joining Siena College, Emily worked as a therapist providing counseling services to individuals, couples, and families with a variety of presenting concerns and challenges in both a private practice and primary care setting.
Emily has found that a direct and genuine approach to counseling, coupled with a good sense of humor, is a productive way to foster a strong therapeutic relationship and lasting therapeutic change. Her clinical style is strengths-based and individualized in nature; she believes in the power of thoughts as well as our surroundings. Her clinical areas of interest include anxiety and mood disorders, fostering healthy relationships, and family of origin dynamics. Emily is dedicated to social justice and increasing access to mental health services for often-underserved populations.