Emily Bly, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of PPG
Dr. Bly works from the premise that comfort and safety in the relationship between psychologist and client is essential to change and growth. Her style is warm, interactive, respectful, real, and above all collaborative. Dr. Bly has found therapy to be most effective when both the psychologist and the client are working together to increase insight and to identify realistic goals as well as the most helpful means of reaching those goals. She endeavors to bring to clients a focused dedication, a sense of humor and an abiding belief, through experience, that change and growth are possible.
One of the most important keys to changing life patterns is the enhancement of insight and self-knowledge, the fundamental components of what is called a psychodynamic approach. Helping people in the pursuit of tangible goals is the hallmark of the systematic method known as cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy. Dr. Bly’s treatment integrates these methods in a combined approach that she believes offers the most flexibility in designing a customized treatment that can be adapted to an individual’s unique set of life circumstances.
Dr. Emily Bly is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents, adults, and couples. Dr. Bly received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from The Graduate Center, City College in New York and completed an internship in Clinical Psychology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Bly received post-doctoral training at Columbia University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. During her work and training, she has developed extensive experience in providing individual, couple and group therapy to a wide range of clients of diverse backgrounds and ages. Dr. Bly specializes in treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, major life changes and relationship concerns. In her work with couples, Dr. Bly is trained in the evidence-based Gottman Couples Therapy Method which targets key areas of maladaptive communication and helps to provide healthy antidotes for stronger and more fulfilling relationships. Dr. Bly also has a subspecialty in working with couples and families around issues related to infertility, adoption and surrogacy.