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Emma Rouda

Associate Clinical Social Worker


About Emma

I create a gentle, empowering environment for people to transform shame into healing, self-compassion, and tangible relief.


I am passionate and experienced at working with:

- Survivors of abusive relationships, sexual assault, stalking

- Sex and relationships

- Fertility struggles

- New moms, mom guilt, scary thoughts, and pregnancy

- Queer, trans, non-binary, and questioning individuals

- Panic attacks and anxiety

- Unpacking and transforming biases based on privileged identities

- People who have never done therapy before


You will get to know yourself better and strengthen your capacity for experiencing strong emotions, asking for support, and offering yourself genuine nurturing.


I utilize these in my therapy work:

- Authenticity

- Humor

- Intersectional Feminist Theory

- Active listening

- Narrative therapy

- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

- Internal Family Systems.


I am a queer non-binary therapist who loves trees, music, chocolate, and learning.

Masters of Social Welfare – UC Berkeley

Masters of Public Health – UC Berkeley 

Bachelors of Arts, Feminist Studies – UC Santa Cruz


Associate Clinical Social Worker #94548; Supervised by Jamie Van Zanen, LCSW #61669

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