Intake Specialist 

Uses She/Her pronouns

Emily Smith, MSW, LSWAIC (SC61108491) is an intake specialist, anti-diet advocate, book lover and novice knitter.

A native to the Seattle area, Emily pursued the culinary arts and nutrition (earning a BS in nutrition from Seattle Pacific University) before following her social justice calling to the field of social work. Emily holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington and is currently working toward independent clinical licensure.

Emily’s years of experience in adolescent residential eating disorder treatment began with a desire to put her nutrition degree to use and became a place for her to connect with others and witness incredible resilience, growth, and all around silliness. A lover of all things paperwork, Emily has found a home in the intake department at Opal where she can continue to engage with others and maintain an impressive cache of office supplies. 

Emily has professional interest and advanced training in: Attuned/ intuitive eating, culinary skills, DBT,  Health at Every Size, Systems of Oppression