NorthStar Academy
Charting a Clear Course for Teens & Their Families

Staff Bios

Emily Rizzo, LPC, LCPC


Emily is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in DC and MD. She has been in the counseling field since 2007, utilizing an eclectic, creative approach to engage clients. She believes in using creative arts to explore feelings and connecting the body and mind to encourage movement in therapy along with talk. Emily loves to learn about diversity, race and culture, sex and communication, gender, the LGBTQ community, and family relations.

For the past 5 years Emily has worked with the Upward Bound Program at the University of Maryland and loves working with the teenage population. Emily has provided individual, couples, family, and group counseling in a variety of settings understanding various cultural, racial, and economic backgrounds. Her mission in Northstar Academy is to help people understand and embrace all sides of themselves, push them to their highest potential, and communicate what they need.