In loving memory of Emma Louis-Dreyfus.

Emma passed suddenly on August 13, 2018 and left everyone at Community Well (CW) with a heavy heart. She was someone who believed in our mission and was full heartedly present to help to heal our community. Her dedication to her work and her clients was inspiring to all of us.

We'll always remember her with a smile on her face, laughing or sharing at one of our practitioner potlucks. She expressed to us on several occasions how much she loved CW, the energy in the space. We know that she was an active participant in contributing to the loving and healing energy that CW holds.

On Thursday, August 23, 2018 CW held a Remembrance & Life Celebration for Emma. Tereza Iñiguez-Flores facilitated the gathering and everyone present had the opportunity to share about Emma and contribute to an altar in her memory. We will all miss Emma in her physical form, but we know that her caring energy and spirit will forever be part of CW. Our thoughts are with her family and friends who are mourning her passing. 

In loving memory of our sister and beloved practitioner we'd like to share Emma's obituary that tells more about how she lived her life 💓

Con amor,
Community Well Family

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Emma was a LCSW (clinical social worker) and family therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field.  She was passionate about social justice and loved her mental wellness work which included child and family therapy and advocacy, community activism, training, and supervising interns. Emma worked with populations and in contexts spanning residential treatment, foster and group home therapy, school-based counseling, and early intervention for families with young children.  Emma’s practice included a number of modalities rooted in Attachment and Systems Theory, Psychodynamics, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, and Child Parent Psychotherapy, among others. Emma was a Graduate Fellow in Infant Parent Mental Health and fluent in Spanish, dedicated to serving immigrant and marginalized communities.