Emily Rosten, MSW, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Emily Rosten, MSW, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

Caring, supportive, professional, counseling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.

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Psychology Practice Information

At this point in time I am not seeing clients in a private practice. 

My work in the past included my specializing in working with clients on issues related to depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationships and career or personal indecision. I focused primarily on work with adults, providing both individual and couples counseling. I also provided some counseling to adolescents.

I worked with a wide variety of clients. I am fluent in American Sign Language and provide services for Deaf and hearing impaired as well as hearing clients. I also have experience in working with visually impaired and blind clients, and some clients with physical disabilities. I work with gay and lesbian clients both individually and in couples counseling. I worked with clients of many different religious denominations and respect the importance of individual choice related to religious beliefs and spirituality.

I have an eclectic orientation to therapy, and use a variety of techniques to help my clients to grow and change. I begin with an analytic understanding of client's issues, and use development of insight, cognitive understanding, behavioral change techniques, pragmatic problem solving, and emotional support to help clients achieve their goals.

I have an undergraduate degree in Special Education for emotionally disturbed children from Michigan State University. My masters degree in Social Work is from the University of Michigan. My Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology is from the State University of New York at Albany. I have taken classes, to improve my skills in American Sign Language and counseling Deaf clients, at Gallaudet University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Originally from Ithaca, New York, I moved to Utah in 1989 to complete my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Utah Counseling Center. After completion of the internship I worked at the University of Utah Women's Resource Center from 1990 to 1994. I then had a full time private practice in Utah from 1994 to 2002. In July 2002, tired of Utah's winter weather, I moved to San Luis Obispo, California. I retired from Atascadero State Hospital in January 2016  and do some volunteer and part time consulting work.  I am not currently seeing private clients.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.