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Emily Vliek

Emily Vliek, LMSW - Offering Face to Face/Telehealth


Clinical Social Worker

Often life’s transitions can be difficult to navigate and we can have barriers, past or present, which inhibit our ability to change and adapt. I believe in the individuals’ ability to change and reconcile ourselves with the challenges and difficulties that life presents.

I am honored to partner with clients and empower them to find the tools and strength to overcome difficulties and enhance their coping abilities. I offer an objective and safe environment to share your thoughts, emotions and struggles. I believe with balance and openness, clients can create new coping mechanisms to make them stronger and resilient to life’s stressors.

My past experience has been in health care. I worked almost 10 years in hospice and end of life work. I also worked in a clinic setting as well as home based care on a multi-disciplinary team providing support to those who were aging or with chronic illness. I most recently assisted in facilitating a support group for women experiencing postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders.


  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues
  • Shame Resilience
  • Stress Management
  • Women’s Issues

Other Practice Areas


    • Adults (18+)
    • Elders (65+)
    • Individuals


    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Feminist
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Strengths-Based

    Certificates and Training: 

    • Gerontology Fellowship during MSW Program

    Boards and Associations: 

    • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    • Capital Area Perinatal Wellness Coalition

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