Emily C. Soriano

Emily C. Soriano, MA earned her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Psychology at the University of Arizona. Currently, Emily is pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Delaware.

Emily approaches psychotherapy with empathy and authenticity. Emily, an advanced (fifth-year) doctoral student, has acquired extensive experience and expertise that she is excited to share with CFCE. After completing advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Emily focuses her clinical work on helping couples heal and strengthen their relationships. As an Extern, Emily is able to work with couples at a reduced fee.

Emily recently completed an externship at the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic of the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Maryland, where she provided psychotherapy and assessment services to Veterans with a wide range of difficulties (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder, interpersonal difficulties, substance use, depression, psychosis, chronic pain) and clinical severity (mild distress to serious mental illness).

Prior to that, Emily was an extern at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Newark, Delaware, where she worked with cancer patients and their loved ones on an in- and outpatient basis. She also served as the psychological and behavioral health consultant, working alongside medical oncologists, surgeons, and other providers, on the breast cancer multidisciplinary conference team.

Emily’s clinical practice is informed by her extensive research background in relationship and clinical science. Emily has been conducting research on couples and close relationships in collaboration with internationally-recognized experts since 2011. She has published ten peer-reviewed articles in top journals in her field, including Family Process and Health Psychology, and presented her research at numerous conferences (browse Emily’s publications here: https://bit.ly/2B1QxUM). Much of Emily’s research has focused on understanding how couples can support each other when confronted with health adversity.

Emily’s contributions to relationship science and top-notch training record were recently recognized by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Emily recently received NIH’s highly competitive National Research Service Award (NRSA), reserved for promising, highly trained predoctoral students, to fund her work for the next two years.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Emily’s publications in pdf format:

  1. Soriano, E. C., Perndorfer, C., Siegel, S. D., & Laurenceau, J.-P. (2018). Threat sensitivity and fear of cancer recurrence: A daily diary study of reactivity and recovery as patients and spouses face the first mammogram post-diagnosis. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/07347332.2018.1535532Soriano_Perndorfer et al_2018_Journal of Psychosocial Oncology_1-1