Emily Sinning Sewell, LCSW
Emily Sinning Sewell graduated with Honors from East Carolina University with her Master of Social Work in 2010, graduating in the top of her class, Summa Cum Laude, and with the prestigious Outstanding MSW Graduate Award. Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies. Prior to graduate school, Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology with a Minor in Pre-Medical Studies. Emily is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and holds a Certificate in Clinical Supervision from NASW-NC.
Emily has over 10 years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Emily completed her internship with RHA Behavioral Health in New Bern, NC working with the Mobile Crisis Management Team and Intensive In-Home Services providing psychotherapy to children and their families. During graduate school, Emily also volunteered as a Crisis Counselor, Rape Victim Advocate, and served on the Board of Directors at the REAL Crisis Intervention Center in Greenville, NC, and earned the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2010.
Emily initially joined CCNC in 2010 after completing graduate school where she worked as a Psychiatric Intake Specialist completing comprehensive evaluations and telemedicine services. Emily’s expertise and diligence in assessments led to her becoming a senior trainer of students and employees. Emily then progressed to providing psychotherapy services to a variety of ages. Due to Emily’s leadership abilities, Emily served as Assistant Clinical Director, providing clinical supervision, guidance, and training to employees and students alike in addition to psychotherapy until June 2017.
Over the past year before returning to CCNC in September 2018, Emily served as the Primary Clinical Psychotherapist/Clinical Director of Magnolia Landing – Extended Care for Women providing residential therapeutic services to adult women recovering from addiction and trauma in Havelock, NC. Emily served on the leadership team. Emily also provided individual, group, and family, psychotherapy services; facilitated intensive workshop groups; and also provided clinical supervision and consultation to students and staff. Emily is very excited to be returning to CCNC after gaining additional expertise.
Emily’s theoretical orientation is based in psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment, structural family systems therapy, experiential and play-based therapy, somatic therapy, mindfulness and meditation, and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (CBT), including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical and behavioral therapy (DBT). Emily works with all ages and enjoys providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy.
Emily’s special interests include working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, grief and loss, women’s issues, relational issues, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Emily is in the process of receiving training and certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with EMDR Consulting (certified EMDRIA training provider) as well as registering with the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.
Emily was raised in eastern North Carolina and is proud to call this area her home. Emily remains very close to her family. When Emily is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. You might just catch her doing cartwheels with her children.