Hi there! My name is Emily Schademan and I am thrilled to be the CSAC School Based Clinician at AWE. I was born in Lancaster, PA (think Amish country) and really loved growing up in a rural community. I moved to the Philadelphia area to attend Villanova University where I studied English and Business. After college I started a job at Chestnut Hill College in Philly. During my career I have planned special events, developed community service programs, provided mental health training, and taught a range of courses including one focused on academic success. Along the way, I earned a Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and completed an internship with a focus on supporting clients with mental health and substance use disorders. My approach to counseling is first and foremost about building a relationship that makes students feel safe and comfortable. I am here to listen, support, encourage, challenge, and help students overcome any roadblocks that come their way. I believe that it’s important to find what works for each individual student, which means that I’m prepared to be creative and to think outside the box.
In my free time I like to bake, read (I have a soft spot for Young Adult books), hike, and dream about having a dog. I enjoy watching British crime shows and traveling around the world. Watching sports is one of my favorite things with Villanova basketball (go Cats!) and the Philadelphia Eagles (go Birds) at the top of my list. I am new to Vermont and am excited to make it my home!