Ep 58:What A 24 Year Old Can Teach Us About Not Drinking

What can a 24 year old teach us about not drinking – plenty! Emily Powell shares her sober curious journey with the fresh perspective of a recent college graduate and a clinical mental health therapist. We talk about what it’s like to stop drinking when you’re young and how to navigate the unexpected challenges that await. Emily shares honestly about her recent diagnosis of depression and how alcohol impacted her childhood eating disorder. We talk about the gifts of becoming sober curious and the growth in her personal life and her professional life that surprised her! She lists energy, confidence and time as the top benefits to living her life alcohol-free. Emily walks us through her decision to reframe what being social means and why she believes this empowering decision doesn’t have to be extreme.

Emily (she/her/hers) is a compassionate, empathic, and dedicated mental health therapist and advocate. Emily is the owner and director of a therapy private practice and works with teens and young adults. She identifies as a psychodynamic and feminist therapist. She believes in the importance of developing insight and understanding around the WHY behind our patterns and functioning.

Emily has been “sober curious” since May of this year and shares that not drinking has been “one of the best gifts I could have given myself.”

Emily has been living in Philadelphia since 2020. She loves all things podcasts, reading, walking, yoga, candles, and cleaning.

LINKS: Emily’s Website and Counseling Services

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Impacts on Mental Health
  • Quit Like A Women
  • It Doesn’t Have to Be Extreme
  • The Power of Choice
  • The yin and yang of Drinking and Restrictive Eating
  • The Gifts of AF
  • Reframing Fun

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