Emily Dawson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a compassionate and supportive therapist in Chicago who specializes in the treatment of young adults, adults, and partners who struggle with eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma, gender identity, LGBTQ issues, sexuality issues, relationship issues, and general life stressors.
Emily’s approach to therapy is collaborative and empathic. Emily believes that people are doing the best they can to manage the challenges they face. She uses a strengths based approach to create new and more adaptive tools and coping skills to manage life’s challenges. Emily’s approach is informed by evidence based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Narrative Therapy.
Emily holds a Masters in Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago. While in school, Emily completed internships at Center on Halsted and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital. Prior to entering private practice, Emily worked at Eating Recovery Center in Chicago in the residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs where she treated adults with eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-injury in individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy settings.
While her office is located in downtown Chicago, she welcomes and serves clients in the surrounding areas such as River North, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Logan Square, Wicker Park, and Bucktown.
Phone: (847) 701 5072