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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 work to create a supportive and collaborative environment. We will work together to make sense of who you are as a person, including the experiences that shape how you relate to yourself and to the world. We can address your present day concerns, and explore how early life experiences impact current circumstances.

I’m a bilingual (English/Spanish) clinical social worker. I hold a Masters degree from Smith College School for Social Work and am licensed in California (LCSW 92880). Areas of my clinical interest and specialization include relationship issues, identity, life transitions, 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


20-minute consultation phone call: free

50-minute therapy session: $170-$250

I do not currently accept insurance, but can compile a superbill, which you can submit to your insurance.

    • I offer a limited amount of sliding scale spaces in my practice. 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.


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

My office is located at 1035 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 5 in Albany California.

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