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Emily Massey, Psy.D.

Office: The Center for Empowered Living, LLC
222 Courthouse Court
Suite 2D
Towson, MD 21204
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Profession: Psychologist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Psychological Evaluations
Couples Counseling
Premarital Counseling
Individual Therapy
Family Therapy
Practice Description: *** Schedule Now Online at Currently Accepting New Clients! ***

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in premarital and couples counseling, eating disorders and body image, and life transitions. My work in these areas has lent to my heightened expertise in treating mood and anxiety disorders as well as substance abuse.

My Approach: I aspire to facilitate each client’s journey toward a fuller, more meaningful life. Client learn to embrace Their strengths and current resources while simultaneously acquiring specific skills and insight to guide them along the way. Throughout the therapeutic process, I respect and collaboratively explore each client's natural ambivalence toward life change and empower him/her to set the direction of treatment.

Trained in psychotherapies ranging from psychodynamic to mindfulness-based, I rely heavily on the following evidence-based psychotherapies, integrated to fit each client’s individual needs.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Observing the futility of directing significant mental energy toward avoiding psychological pain, clients discover how essential this energy is to the pursuit of a fuller, more meaningful life – a life that fits with one’s deepest values and brings lasting contentment.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Learning shortcuts to recognizing and refuting overly negative thinking patterns, clients revise (develop more positive, realistic thinking) their typical ways of viewing themselves, other people, and the world.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Following what long-term research shows “successful couples” do, partners purposefully increase the frequency of behaviors that strengthen, and minimize specific behaviors that are destructive to, couples relationships.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). The client resolves specific ongoing interpersonal difficulties (interpersonal role disputes, role transitions, grief reactions, or interpersonal deficits) impeding growth.

Please visit my website,, to learn more about my practice -- The Center for Empowered Living, LLC.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Eating Disorders
Life Transitions
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Personal Growth
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Women's Issues
Body Image
Couples Issues
Premarital Relationships
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Family Systems
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Additional Demographic Expertise: Women/Feminist
Education: Doctorate (Psy.D.) -- Clinical Psychology
Widener University, 2008

Master of Arts (MA) -- Clinical Psychology
Widener University, 2005

Bachelor of Science -- Psychology & Sociology
Towson University, 2001
License #: 04866
License State: Maryland
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: I have completed Levels 1-3 of the training required to become a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. When I complete my certification in winter 2015, I will be one of only a few Gottman-certified psychologists practicing in Maryland.
Professional Affiliations:
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
Eating Disorder Network (EDN) of Maryland
Fee Schedule: $90-140 per Session
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Insurance and Billing Instructions: If you have an Out-of-Network Provider benefit with your insurance company (most non-HMO plans include this), you may be eligible to seek insurance reimbursement (usually 50-80% of the fee) for my services. Please see Fees & Payments disclosure on my website for details.
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday @ 6-8pm
Driving Directions: Near intersection of Towsontown Blvd. & Bosley Ave., just across from Towson University.

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Additional Comments: Through Widener University, I graduated with my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology while simultaneously completing classes for a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.). Both my doctoral program and internship are accredited by the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.).

Having worked several years for The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia as well as in multiple university counseling centers (Widener University, George Mason University, and Johns Hopkins University), I possess almost 15 years of experience working with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, & binge-eating) in both residential and outpatient settings.

After completing my doctoral degree, I served as an adjunct professor in multiple graduate counseling programs with courses including clinical interviewing/diagnosis, couples counseling/family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders, and substance abuse treatment. Since then, I have worked in college counseling, group private practice, and, in Fall 2012, opened my own practice, The Center for Empowered Living, LLC. In August 2013, I joined the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center as a Senior Staff Psychologist and the center’s Eating Disorders Treatment Coordinator.

Building on my experience conducting family and couples counseling in these settings, I completed Levels 1-3 of the training required to become a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. When I complete my certification in winter 2015, I will be one of only a few Gottman-certified psychologists practicing in Maryland.

Emily Massey, Psy.D., Psychologist in Towson

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Years in Practice:  Over 15
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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