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Emma Whall,



Emma Whall, Clinician/Coach, completed her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at Brown University before pursuing her Education Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology from Boston University. 


Before joining Riser+Tread, Emma worked at Arbour Counseling’s The Boston Center in Allston, working with children, teens, and emerging adults. Emma also served as a Mental Performance Consultant on the Boston University Sport Psychology Team and with multiple NCAA Division 3 and community programs, conducting sport, exercise, and performance psychology team workshops and individual sessions. As a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, Emma believes in the combination of a mental health counseling and coaching approach to building dynamic relationships with her clients. 


Emma’s strength as a clinician lies in her ability to build rapport and establish trusting relationships with her clients. She approaches counseling from a person-centered perspective, focusing on the strengths and experiences of each unique client and facilitating a collaborative approach to promote client growth, empowerment, and well-being. Emma leans on evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), among other approaches, to help her clients achieve their therapeutic treatment goals. Emma specializes in working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and a variety of other mental health concerns, as well as the ability to work with a diverse population of clients. 


Outside of her work at Riser+Tread, Emma is an avid cook and baker, enjoying experimenting with new recipes and cuisines. She also enjoys photography and crafting, specializing in portrait photographs and any new craft she can get her hands on. 

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