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emily avilés, lcsw


I believe that we are shaped, known, and grow in relationships. Therapy can help you better ​understand your thoughts, feelings, and experiences — and find greater freedom, vitality, and ​meaningful connections with yourself and others. With curiosity and openness, I aim to create a ​supportive and collaborative environment. We will work together to make sense of who you are as ​a person and the experiences that shape how you relate to yourself and the world. We will address ​your present day concerns and explore how early life experiences impact current circumstances.

I hold a Masters degree from Smith College School for Social Work and am licensed in California ​(LCSW 92880). I offer services in English and Spanish. Areas of interest and specialization include ​relationship issues, identity, life transitions, perinatal mental health, grief and loss, anxiety, ​trauma and depression.

I welcome adults, adolescents, and children to my practice.


who i work with


I work with adults, adolescents, and children.

Some of the reasons people have sought therapy with me include:

  • anxiety
  • stress management
  • depression
  • life transitions
  • parental separation
  • bullying
  • personal and professional growth
  • Latinx experiences of immigration
  • grief and loss
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • substance use disorders
  • difficulty establishing and/or maintaining relationships

50-minute therapy session: $175 -​ ​$220

I do not currently accept insurance, but can compile a super​bill, which you can submit to your insura​n​ce.

    • I offer a limited amount of sliding scale spaces in my prac​tice. Currently, these spaces are ​full.

good faith estimate

Under the No Surprises Act (H.R. 133 ), health care providers need to give clients or patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

This Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes (under the law/when applicable) related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute the bill.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. A Good Faith Estimate is for your awareness only. It does not involve you needing to make any type of commitment.

To learn more visit or call 800-985-3059. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit or call 800-985-3059.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me.

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To begin a conversation about therapy or to schedule a 20-minute consultation at no cost please contact me at 415.294.1939 or

In-person and virtual sessions are available. My office is located at 1035 San Pablo Avenue in Albany California.