Title: Licensed Clinician
Company: Carolina Psychology Group, PLLC
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Education: Internship, Insight Human Resources (2019-2021);
MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, NC State University Graduate School (2018);
BS in Psychology, Meredith College (2013)
Career History: Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Carolina Psychology Group LLC (2021-Present);
SACOT Clinician for Outpatient Services, Insight Human Resources (2020-2021);
Outpatient Clinician & Intensive Outpatient, Insight Human Resources (2019-2021)
Emily Watson, Licensed Physician at Carolina Psychology Group, PLLC, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of mental health.
Drawing on her own abilities to persevere through a mountain of struggles, Ms. Watson has worked hard to transform these obstacles into gifts and has since dedicated her career to helping others in need of psychological guidance. Since 2021, she has excelled as a clinical mental health therapist at Carolina Psychology Group, where she provides individual psychotherapy in a comprehensive setting, coordinates with any medical providers her clients may have, and offers both general mental health services as well as extensive help for those dealing with alcohol or drug addiction.
Ms. Watson prepared for her professional journey by first earning a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Meredith College in 2013 and then a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling from the Graduate School at North Carolina State University in 2018. Between degrees, she served as an assistant kindergarten teacher and subsequently became a Certified Trauma Professional, National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. From 2019 to 2021, she was active as an outpatient clinician and clinician for Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT) at Insight Human Resources before joining Carolina Psychology Group. In addition to her main responsibilities, she is a panel member and speaker regarding mental health and the pandemic in the city of Winston-Salem, and a board member for Echelon of Winston-Salem, which provides young adults with opportunities to engage with the Salvation Army.
Upon reflection on her success so far, Ms. Watson attributes much of it to her perseverance through difficult circumstances throughout her life. During these times, she relied heavily on hope as well as a strong support system and educational background, most predominantly her mentor, Marguerite Kyle, her supervisor for a year and a half. In the future, she hopes to link community resources with education and help the homeless population with vocational skills. She aims to not only provide the impoverished with a hot meal and a place to stay but also the training and assistance they need to be self-sufficient and productive members of society.