A native Atlantan, Emma Stein was thrilled to move back in 2016. Having obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University in New York, Stein was excited for the opportunity to begin her psychology career in the city where she grew up.
“Having grown up in Atlanta, it’s been such a thrill to return and see the ways in which the Jewish community continues to grow, while maintaining such a warm and welcoming feel,” she said.
After working at the Shepherd Center for a few years, she decided it was time to carve out a career in the area where her passion lies, psycho-oncology, the emotional care of those impacted by cancer.
In late 2018, Stein opened a private practice devoted to providing psychological services to those living with cancer, cancer survivors, and family members (as well as those living with other medical problems). Stein had noticed the lack of psychosocial services available to Atlantans living with cancer and felt compelled to change this. Driven by her strong belief that care of the cancer patient must include not only state of the art medical care, but also high-quality emotional care, she built her practice with the needs of those living with illness in mind.
She often collaborates with her patients’ medical providers to provide whole-person care, and has expertise in addressing the unique emotional concerns of those living with cancer. Her strong Jewish background and her own faith equip her to address the spiritual and existential concerns that so often come up for those living with cancer.
In addition to her private practice work, Stein facilitates support groups for those living with cancer at Piedmont Cancer Wellness.
Stein lives with her husband and two young children in Toco Hills, where she is a proud member of the Kehillat Ohr HaTorah (formerly Young Israel of Toco Hills) community. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family as they explore all that Atlanta has to offer.