Erica Holtz

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

Welcome! It takes a lot of courage and strength to seek therapy , you should feel proud of yourself for taking the first step in reaching out. My name is Erica Holtz, M.A., LMFT and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I also have a Certificate in Child Sexual Abuse Treatment from Widener University. I graduated from La Salle University in 2007 after a year long internship at a family therapy agency in Philadelphia, where I continue to assist in training other therapists and interns. I also am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, which means the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy required me to do an extensive training program to be able to supervise therapists who want to be licensed to practice marriage and family therapy.

My therapeutic approach is based in Systems Theory, which is the basis for couples and family therapy. Systems theory differs from purely individual therapy models in that all affected parties are included in therapy, whether they are present in the sessions or not. This means there is a focus on the family relationships you had as a child and how they have affected current relationship issues. It focuses on patterns of behavior between people, and what is happening between people that maintains the problems. The first choice is to Include all parties affected in the problem (s) because it helps enhance the quality of relationships and create positive lasting changes often at a more rapid pace. However, I have done systemic work with individuals with great progress.

My goal is to help individuals, families and couples who are struggling with painful emotions, distressing relationship problems and who feel “stuck”, confused or frustrated with their current life situation. I specialize in couples therapy, working with various types of families and working with individuals with trauma histories. I also work well with families who have a member with Autism. My therapeutic style is adaptable as well as empathetic . I often use humor and authenticity in my approach with clients, which allows the therapeutic relationship to grow and evolve by creating emotional safety from a "real" person. I have also been a client before, so I know what it is like to enter the therapy room feeling anxious, unsure, and vulnerable.

I look forward to working with you and creating lasting change and growth!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MF000609 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Erica has been a great help to me during our sessions. She is extremely easy to talk to and I would recommend her services to individuals and couples.

Written by G.A. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Erica is very patient under challenging sessions. She hears what needs to be heard and cuts through the garbage. I rely on her for a reality check.

Written by J.M. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I signed up to the app when I was in the middle of a very stressful time in my life. And I wanted professional support but lacked the time to make appointments for a face to face session. I’ve found Erica’s counsel so helpful. It’s really nice to have someone that will listen, that I know I can reach out to before I go to bed and I’ll have a message of support when I wake in the morning. I can’t recommend this app and Erica enough. She’s just wonderful.

Written by M.E. on Feb 14, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have had nothing but a positive experience. Listened to my problems when I first had them and new right away how to help me properly.