I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the state of California. I can only provide therapy to clients that reside in the state of California. I have been working for about 10 years with clients that have a vast range of issues and concerns, such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), ADHD, relationship issues, domestic violence, abuse (physical and emotional), anger management, chemical dependency/coping, stress management, parenting problems, and teen issues. I enjoy working with the elderly and with all my clients.
My counseling style is compassionate and understanding. I like to use humor when it is appropriate. I try to create a warm and inviting atmosphere so it is easier to talk about issues and concerns. My approach is Cognitive Behavioral therapy, because it is helpful to understand the relationship between yours thoughts and feelings and your behavior. I use Client Centered therapy as well, providing an empathetic understanding of what is going on. Solution Focused therapy is very effective for brief counseling, finding solutions in the present to help better your future.
I am happy to accompany you in your journey to feel better and stronger to have a happier and fulfilled life.
I hope to work with you soon.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family Problems, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 48589
I always feel better after a session with Erika. She’s very perceptive and encouraging. A perfect fit for me!
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Erika for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
ERIKA IS VERY KIND.
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Erika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Her availability to connect with you, to guide you with kindness, and the way she motivates you to get better it’s truly comforting and empowering
I’m glad I was able to find her
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Erika for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I selected Erika for her strengths and experience. She has helped me out of crisis and is helping me to “see” a lot & have a plan to manage the stress of parenting teens.
Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Erika for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Erika is a wonderful therapist who I feel so fortunate to have connected with. We have been working together for a little over a year, and I am so amazed at how much progress I have made and continue to make. She is awesome!
Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Erika for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Erika has been extremely helpful in guiding me to examining my own behaviors, recognizing habits that are not useful anymore and creating new, healthier habits.
Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Erika for 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management