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Emma Kelley-Bell, MSW, ASW
Supervised Staff Therapist

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Emma Kelley-Bell is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) in California, trained and supervised by Tejal Jakatdar. Her passion is in providing client-centered care to children and adolescents living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders.  Emma completed her Bachelor’s in Science in Child and Family Studies from Louisiana State University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Direct Practice from the University of Pittsburgh. During graduate school, Emma interned at an intensive outpatient clinic for pediatric OCD. There, she discovered her passion for providing evidence-based therapy to children and teens. 


Emma has been with Willow since 2021. She has experience incorporating Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to teach her clients the skills to defy OCD in their everyday life. Emma is also trained in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE). Emma is skilled at drawing upon clients strengths to make therapy fun and engaging while also productive. In addition to guiding families through treatment, Emma also aims to create a safe space for clients to be themselves. Emma is LGBTQIA+ affirming and practices from a perspective of cultural humility with clients from diverse backgrounds. She approaches each session with enthusiasm, positivity, and compassion. Emma enjoys spending her free time around people who bring out her inner child, creating arts and crafts projects, and relaxing with her pets.

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