Dr. Upshur has a Master's degree in developmental psychology from Tufts University, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York. Dr. Upshur completed her psychology training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and pursued advanced training in trauma-focused care as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Trauma and Resilience.

For several years, Dr. Upshur served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine, Outpatient Psychiatry Multi-Cultural Coordinator and Supervising Psychologist, and Clinical Director of the Center for Trauma and Resilience at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Upshur presently serves as a consultant and supervising psychologist at The Motherhood Center.

Dr. Upshur believes strongly in the resiliency of all individuals. With the right tools and support she believes that you can not only overcome challenges, but ultimately grow and thrive. Dr. Upshur believes that the most effective way to achieve positive results is to take a very individualized approach to assessing and creating effective, customized plans to meet your unique needs. Dr. Upshur is committed to destigmatizing therapeutic services and normalizing the need for outside support throughout all of the different stages of life. 

Dr. Emily Upshur, PhD

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