Emerson Rothwell, LICSW

(licensed as Tracie Rothwell)




Emerson is the founder of Pride Counseling & Consulting Southcoast. They are a queer trans therapist with extensive experience and training in providing affirmative care for queer and transgender individuals and their families.

Education & Experience:

Emerson has been working in the mental health field for over thirteen years. They are a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a BA in Anthropology and Psychology from The University of Massachusetts- Amherst, and they also have an MSW from Bridgewater State University.

Emerson's clinical experience includes direct care work in a therapeutic group home, outpatient therapy in both clinic and school settings, and providing supervision to MSW interns and therapists seeking licensure. In addition to earning an LGBT therapy certification, they are also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), and they have spent the majority of their mental health career working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Emerson has done trainings on LGBTQA+ affirmative therapy, trauma and minority stress, and non-suicidal self-harm. 

Emerson is comfortable working with all ages, and they also enjoy doing family work and parent support. Most of the clients they see currently are transgender youth, and/or clients who identify as part of the LGBTQA+ community.