Emily Goins, LCSWA
My passion from a young age has been to learn how to help others and empower them to help themselves. I strive to provide an environment of being heard in a non-judgmental, compassionate, caring manner that encourages curiosity. I want to help you believe in your own abilities, strengths and values.
I incorporate a variety of treatment modalities to fit the unique experience of each individual. I pull heavily from systems theory and incorporate techniques from several modalities including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
I provide services to teens and adults for individuals and couples and persons in relationships, including LGBTQIA2S+ and non-traditional relationships.
Areas of Focus
Depression, Anxiety, Identity/Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Relationships/Conflict, Life Transitions, Boundaries, Shame/Guilt, Overcoming Stigma
Emily is currently paneled to accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Friday Health and North Carolina Medicaid Plans (except UnitedHealthcare Community Care) and some Employee Assistance Providers including AllOne and Health Advocate.
Education and Clinical Experience
Emily graduated with her Master of Social Work from East Tennessee State University in May 2022.
Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Since 2018 Emily has provided Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy for children with ages ranging from 3 to 19. While at UNC Charlotte, she was a part of the community psychology research lab that explored how integrating social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental factors can promote positive changes with individuals and their community. She also participated in the Charlotte Research Scholars that provided the opportunity to conduct a supervised research project.
When away from the office Emily enjoys spending time with her partner, turning everything into an adventure and starting craft projects. She enjoys putting together puzzles or playing one of her many board games while simultaneously attempting to keep both cats from knocking pieces off the table.