My name is Emily Rudofsky, LCSW (she/they). I identify as queer, fat, Jewish, and neurodivergent. I have personal and professional experience with disordered eating, body image work, LGBTQ+ issues, neurodivergent issues, and the need for radical self-compassion. I find that our unique identifiers can bring richness to our lives and our relationships with ourselves and others. I enjoy incorporating holistic techniques into my work including the mind-body connection, mindfulness, nature/outdoors, intuitive movement, and the expressive arts. I believe there is no "one size fits all" approach in therapy, and I am dedicated to exploring what works for you without judgement.
I have extensive experience in treating mood and anxiety symptoms, disordered eating, trauma/PTSD, neurodivergent burnout, and challenges with adjustment throughout the lifespan. We live in a world that encourages self-criticism, unrealistic expectations, a constant need for productivity, and of course, diet culture. My goal as a therapist is to validate the impact our experiences, identities, and the social messaging we receive can have on mental health and wellbeing. I want to help you find the tools you need to reduce distress and dysregulation, get your needs met, self-advocate, debunk shame and guilt, and increase self-compassion.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University with intensive training in DBT. Most recently I worked at Princeton House Behavioral Health for several years in their partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs. My clinical experience in mental health has included work with youth, adults, families/couples, and groups, as well as work among various levels of client risk including suicidality and self-harming behaviors. I am also dedicated to providing sex-positive, kink/BDSM, and poly-friendly care.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family (including our cat,) taking long walks in nature, reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, and making collage art.
- Holistic practices
- Meeting the needs of the client on an individual basis
- Health at every size
- Body image, fat acceptance
- Eating disorders and disordered eating
- Diet culture
- LGBTQ+ identities
- Sex positive