PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Emily Walkley, MA, LMFT, APCC
Emily is a licensed marriage & family therapist who has been working in the eating disorder field since 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied psychology from New York University, as well as two Master of Arts degrees from Pepperdine University (general psychology and clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy). Emily began her training in the treatment of eating disorders working as a recovery coach in a residential facility for adolescents and adults. Since then, she has held many positions in both residential and day treatment facilities, working with folks of all ages and a variety of backgrounds. Over the years, she has gained experience in treatment planning and patient advocacy, as well as providing individual and group therapy to patients and loved ones in all stages of the recovery process.
In addition to her training in family systems and cognitive behavioral modalities, Emily is truly a humanist at heart, placing a great deal of value on personal experience and working to aid patients in freeing themselves from limitations and understanding authentic life goals. She likes to take an integrative, solution-focused approach to therapy, building on patients’ unique strengths, circumstances, and resources to implement changes to reach preferred futures. Emily’s warm and humorous, yet straightforward, nature provides a safe space for patients to challenge their eating disorders and strengthen their healthy selves. Emily serves as program director at the Del Mar and San Diego outpatient facilities, as well as executive director in the San Diego region, supporting the residential facilities in La Jolla and Del Mar.