Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for evening appointments
Specialties & expertise
- Couples counseling
- Sex therapy
- LGBTQIA and sexuality topics
- Perinatal mental health
Emily Lambert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices in Midtown Manhattan and Jersey City, NJ. Emily specializes in couples and sex therapy for couples and individuals interested in improving their communication, strengthening their connection with their partner, and developing a deeper understanding of themselves and their partner. Emily is a certified Imago couples therapist, and draws upon her extensive training in Imago Relationship Therapy in her work with couples. Using a tool called the Imago dialogue, she teaches couples a new way of communicating and listening to one another. Emily’s sessions are very hands on and collaborative--couples learn a variety of exercises that they can begin to use both inside and outside of the session to help them regain their connection, intimacy and passion.
Emily welcomes all types of couples in her office--straight, LGBTQ, monogamous or polyamorous. Whether you are dating and trying to figure out the future of your relationship, engaged and want to start off your marriage on the right foot, or married for many years and seeking to regain some of that connection and intimacy that has been lost--Emily believes any couple can benefit from couples therapy.
Emily also specializes in sex therapy, and works with both individuals and couples who are struggling with sexual issues--usually around desire, arousal, performance issues, or infidelity. Emily draws upon extensive training at University of Michigan's Sexual Health Certificate Program in her work with couples and individuals. Emily’s style is warm, genuine and non-judgmental, and she works hard to create a safe space where you can begin to explore these sensitive issues and help you begin to heal and create a sex life that is fun, fulfilling, and satisfying.
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication skills, and helping couples reclaim feelings of security, passion and connection in their relationship
Sex therapy – Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, arousal and orgasm issues, low libido, desire discrepancy, infidelity, and recovering from sexual abuse/trauma; helping couples and individuals to create a sex life that is satisfying, fun and fulfilling
Perinatal mental health – Anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns specific to childbearing women and their families; navigating complex emotions and the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Infertility counseling – Experience working with infertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal psychology (mental health issues while pregnant), and peripartum / postpartum depression
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Sexual issues – Supporting individuals and relationships to work towards achieving satisfying sexual lives and functioning; including sexual desire, arousal, and performance or functioning
Emily is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Initial phone session: Complimentary (15min)
- Ongoing individual sessions: $175/session (50min)
- Ongoing couples sessions: $250/session (90min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Emily can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"Are you unhappy in your romantic relationship? Do you feel like the connection you once had with your partner is lost? I specialize in couples and sex therapy in Jersey City and Manhattan. I'm a certified Imago couples therapist. Using a tool in Imago called the Intentional Dialogue, I help you and your partner improve the way you communicate, listen to and understand one another. Conflict in relationships is an opportunity for growth- I love helping couples restore their connection and intimacy, and learn and grow both individually and together. I work with people in all different types of partnerships- married, engaged, dating, polyamorous, heterosexual, and LGBTQ. Everyone is welcome in my practice. My other specialty is sex therapy- I work with individuals and couples around intimacy issues, desire discrepancies, sexual dysfunction, and healing from past sexual trauma. I am currently in training at University of Michigan in their prestigious sex therapy certification program."
Treatment approachesImago Relationship TherapyImago Relationship Therapy combines spiritual and behavioral techniques with Western psychological methodologies to allow couples to relate to each other in healthier ways and unveil their unconscious thoughts. It aims to examine the conflict between couples to come to a common solution, and allow growth and healing. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 2017 - Present
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
GenPsych, PC, 2012 - 2017
University of Michigan, Sexual Health Certificate Program, 2018 - Present
Imago Relationships International, Clinical Training, 2016 - Present
New York University, Masters of Social Work, 2012
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, JD, 2008
American University, BA in International Relations, 2005