Emily Inglesi, PhD

Emily Inglesi

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients



Young adults / college students (18 - 24)

Specialties & expertise

  • Career satisfaction / career counseling
  • Issues around identity
  • Body image concerns
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Chronic health issues
  • Navigating life transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Existential challenges / crises
  • Relationships
  • Emerging adult challenges

Professional statement

Dr. Emily Inglesi is a clinical psychologist with a diverse range of experiences working with adults and emerging adults. Her particular areas of interest and expertise include anxiety, issues around identity, depression, body image concerns, relationship dynamics, career satisfaction, chronic health issues, and navigating life transitions. Dr. Inglesi's training and early professional work at college counseling centers sparked her deep respect for young adults' unique challenges and her years within the private practice setting have afforded her the opportunity to engage with clients presenting with myriad life experiences and perspectives.    

Dr. Inglesi's approach to therapy is primarily informed by insight-oriented, cognitive behavioral, and relational theories. She practices from an integrative perspective, which in therapy translates into striving to thoroughly understand and learn about the factors and experiences that may lead to a client's current challenges combined with individualized strategies to help manage the subsequent stressors. Some of the interventions her clients report as most helpful include behavioral and strengths based approaches, in addition to mindfulness, and elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Before beginning her career as a psychologist, Dr. Inglesi was a journalist, photographer, and editor, which allowed her to travel the world to learn and write about people, their traditions, and stories. This part of her life has greatly influenced and enriched her work as a therapist and has shaped her perspective of the therapeutic experience as a journey of self-discovery. 


Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms, suicidal ideation, self injurious behaviors
Identity – All aspects of how identity impacts a person, including cultural, ethnic, sexual, and professional
Career satisfaction/counseling – Career transitions, uncertainty about one's career path, seeking direction, from recent college graduates discovering their career passions to mid career professional navigating their professional endeavors
Body Image – Body dysmorphic disorder, anorexia, bulimia, and disordered eating behaviors

General expertise

Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Cultural adjustment – Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Life transitions –  Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Relationships –  Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Insurance (BCBS)
  • Boston College Student Insurance (BCBS)
  • Harvard Student Insurance (BCBS)
  • Lesley University Student Insurance (BCBS)
  • MIT Student/Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (BCBS)
  • Northeastern University Student Insurance (BCBS)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200/session ($250 for the first session)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered on an individual basis to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's Note: If you receive health insurance through another company (such as Aetna, Cigna, or Harvard Pilgrim) and would like to use it for therapy with us, please contact them directly to find out if you have “out-of-network mental health benefits” (benefits for providers who do not accept their insurance and are not credentialed with them). Payment is due at the time of the session and we will give you a monthly bill to submit to your insurance company, who will then send you a check directly. Many PPO and POS plans have "out-of-network" benefits that cover some percentage of the cost. If you have an HMO from a company other than BCBS, it is most likely your insurance will not cover our services and you would need to pay directly without reimbursement by your insurance company.

Message to clients

"I view therapy as a highly collaborative endeavor and value and respect a client’s choice to embark on a journey of learning more about themselves and their world view. Clients have reflected that my therapeutic style incorporates warmth, humor, and compassion, and I am keenly attuned to how varied life experiences inform who we are and how we engage with the world. I consider myself to be a culturally sensitive clinician, and embrace opportunities to work with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. I believe that our families can have indelible influences on who were are, and my identity as a first generation Italian American, and daughter of a therapist helps me to view the world through multiple lenses.

I truly respect a client’s decision to embark on this journey of therapy. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and feel it is an honor to join each client on their therapeutic journey"

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Emerson College Counseling Center, 2011 - 2014
Boston College Counseling Services, Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2010 - 2011

American School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2010
New York University, MA, Journalism 1998
Mount Holyoke College, BA, Psychology, 1995



Professional endorsements

Dr. Inglesi is a warm, empathic psychologist who helps her clients feel comfortable to explore their concerns in a safe, accepting setting. She is experienced with brief, solution-focused therapeutic models as well as with longer-term, insight-oriented approaches. Emily integrates relational, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness interventions into her approach, among others, and works to ensure that clients feel that their struggles are heard and that they are empowered in their work together. Emily’s sense of humor and varied life experiences make her easily approachable. I would not hesitate to recommend her to clients, colleagues, family, and friends!

What topic(s) would you refer your clients to this therapist for? Anxiety, depression, identity issues, career questions and concerns, chronic health issues, relationship concerns, body image concerns, adjustment/life transitions, and more!
— Patricia Challan, PsyD (2016)