Emily Hemendinger, LCSW
Instructor, Psychiatry-Other CI Services

Graduate Schools :
  • MSW, University of Pittsburgh (2015)
  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services

Professional Titles

  • OCD Therapist

Practice Locations

UCHealth Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E. 17th Pl
Fitzsimons Bldg, 2nd Floor, West Wing
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Psychology
  • License Clinical Social Worker, License (2017)
  • Certification in Public Health, Certificate (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Bipolar Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Bereavement
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Panic Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Phobias
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Abuse - Alcoholism
  • Substance Abuse - Drug Abuse
  • Substance Abuse - Smoking Cessation
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include treating obsessive compulsive disorder/obsessive compulsive personality disorder/obsessive compulsive traits, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and trauma, family systems and dynamics, and other mental health issues. My therapeutic approach is mixed, focusing on the mind-body connection, building coping skills and life skills, providing support, and promoting overall well-being.

Care Philosophy
I believe in treating each client as a whole human being, focusing on both mental and physical health. My therapeutic style is eclectic, incorporating, ACT, CBT, DBT, ERP, EFFT, SE, and more into my practice. As a clinician, it's important for me to show up authentically as an empathetic, even-tempered, driven person, who loves to laugh. By showing my authentic self, I feel it promotes self-acceptance in my clients. I strive to meet my clients where they are at and to give the best care that I can provide.

Personal Interests
The top of a mountain is my happy place, particularly the top of one of Colorado's 14ers. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my dog (whose name is Harrison Ford), hiking, doing yoga, traveling, watching The Office, skiing, and dancing.

Volunteer Activities
I am passionate about advocacy and prevention of eating disorders and other mental health issues. I have worked with the Suffolk County Health Department in New York to provide health education to middle and high school students regarding mental health. I have also worked with the National Eating Disorders Association in planning national conferences, participating in walks and panels, and working as a helpline volunteer.

Public Speaking
I have presented in a variety of settings on eating disorders, body Image, bullying prevention, mental health and public health

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSW, University of Pittsburgh (2015)
  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services