Licensed Master Social Worker
Emily Bott is a licensed master social worker who is passionate about ending the internal struggle with food and our bodies. She fervently believes that it is everyone’s birthright to find both comfort in their skin and end the battle with food. In fact, it was her own struggle with an eating disorder in her adolescence and early twenties, that inevitably became the catalyst for her career. After experiencing the power of recovery, she decided to give back to the profession that forever transformed her life.
Emily completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020. It was at this college campus that she began her exploration and research in the world of eating disorders. She began attending academic conferences, speaking publicly on campus about the effects of diet culture, and even received the opportunity to create a novel curriculum surrounding women’s bodies and the media. This solidified her passion for this work and she decided to follow her calling. After realizing the Midwest cold was not for her, she moved across country to pursue her Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University.
During her time in graduate school, she had the opportunity to expand her knowledge base. Emily worked in both residential centers focusing on addiction and substance use, to private practice settings that emphasized women’s trauma. Coupling these experiences with her deep passion for eating disorders, she has a unique clinical outlook that understands the complexity of co-occurring disorders. Emily practices from a trauma-informed perspective and Health at Every Size (HAES) approach. She knows every individual has countless potential for change, and is beyond grateful to do such meaningful work each and every day. Emily believes that compassion, support and genuine understanding, is the recipe for sustainable healing, and she looks forward to helping others realize they are never alone in what they are going through.