Referring Providers

About Emily Painter, LCSW

Emily believes in the adage that if you “change your thoughts and you will change your world.” She became a mental healthcare provider to understand how life circumstances affect people and to develop a deeper understanding of the concept of resiliency. A passionate advocate for individuals struggling to find their voice, Ms. Painter enjoys seeing clients achieve their identified treatment goals. Her overall care philosophy is to be caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental, while assisting the patient through the decision-making process to make healthy life choices. Drawing from a variety of treatment modalities to meet each patient’s unique needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and more. Emily treats each patient as the expert of their own life and sees her role as assisting the patient in developing and achieving their wellness goals.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Depression
  • Family / Parenting Therapy
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • Psychosis
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC
– Bachelor of Science in Family Services with a Minor in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC

Accepted Insurance

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Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.