ABOUT EMERSON

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Emerson Rothwell, LICSW

Pronouns: they/them or he/him

Hello, I'm Emerson! I'm a multiracial, white-presenting, queer, trans and neurodivergent therapist & clinical consultant. I've been working in the mental health field for over 14 years, and I specialize in providing inclusive therapy to LGBTQIA+ individuals. I'm sensitive to the impact of intersectionality, power, and oppression on communities and individual experiences, and I work through anti-racist, social justice, trauma-informed and neurodivergent-affirming lenses. 

 

The majority of the folx I work with at Pride South Coast are non-binary or trans, and many are also neurodivergent. My goal is to create a safe, affirming space where you can be your authentic self and feel seen and heard. I enjoy the work that I do, and I am honored to be able to support people as they explore their identities, realize their strengths, and decide how to live their best lives. 

I received a BA in Anthropology & Psychology in 2005 from Umass-Amherst, and an MSW in 2011 from Bridgewater State University. My work experience ranges from working in therapeutic residential programs for adolescents, to providing individual and group therapy in clinic and school settings, to now doing individual therapy via telehealth. I also have experience supervising interns and clinicians, providing leadership to a community mental health agency diversity council, and training mental health & medical providers on LGBTQIA+ affirmative care.