Hello! Welcome to my website. My name is Emily Ciepcielinski (pronounced "sip/sill/in/ski"- I thought I would help you out there!), and I have worked in the counseling field for the past fourteen years. I provide mental health counseling and counselor supervision services in the Charlotte, NC area. My areas of clinical specialty include eating disorders and the full range of disordered eating (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, chronic dieting, etc.), body image struggles, self-compassion and self-identity work, anxiety and depressive disorders, and general women’s wellness and stress management issues.

I am passionate about the field of counseling, and I received my doctorate specifically in counselor education and supervision. In addition to serving as a counselor and supervisor, my professional identity encompasses the roles of counselor educator, researcher, and client advocate. This means I believe strongly in the work that counselors do, value the important training of the next generation of counselors, and I strive to advance the field through various research and client advocacy projects.

My first love, however, will always be serving as a counselor. Assisting others on their life journeys and helping them navigate the storms and triumphs of life continue to drive my work. I believe each individual has incredible potential and an endless capacity to create a life that is meaningful and rewarding. I believe this type of life can be attained by maintaining strong and healthy relationships, accessing one’s inner wisdom and strengths, and learning skills to effectively and consistently regulate life’s many emotions. Clients tell me that my therapeutic style is warm and relational, and that they appreciate my direct, goal-oriented, and collaborative approach.

Please take a look around! I believe you will find most of the basic information regarding my background and services on this site; however, please contact me with any questions. I hope to hear from you soon and I look forward to working with you!

Emily Ciepcielinski, PhD, LPCS, CEDS



Dr. Ciepcielinski received her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to that, she received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Science and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Ciepcielinski has worked in a variety of different clinical settings: a large community counseling center in Los Angeles, CA, three different eating disorder treatment centers all across the country...

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Dr. Emily Ciepcielinski

She Soars Counseling & Wellness, PLLC

4108 Park Road, Suite 101 + Charlotte, NC 28209 + 980.500.9260