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Erika Rana, LMFT

Relationships Family conflicts Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 7+ years of experience working with clients from diverse populations and backgrounds. I am licensed in California, where I received most of my professional education.

My experience includes working with individuals, both adults and children, couples and families. I believe everyone can get better, despite the situation. There will always be someone willing to help for the ones who want it.

I have worked with diverse populations including people involved with the foster care system, criminal justice system as well as treatment for substance abuse. I also have experience working with clients in situations of domestic violence and other forms of abuse.

Similarly, I have worked with other populations including LGBT, African American community, Caribbean and other people or color. I have some experience working with people in the kink community as well.

In my private practice, I have been successful managing spiritual emergencies after traumatic psychedelic experiences, as well as other spiritual-related experiences. I am a certified yoga teacher, which I also incorporate into my practice.

I like to use different therapeutic techniques- which I tailor for each client and their individual needs. My theoretical approach is client-centered, as well as humanistic and existential. I also include CBT, mindfulness, spirituality, yoga and other principles into my practice.

I truly enjoy being a part of people’s healing journey. I am passionate about my work and believe it is a privilege to serve people in this way. My goal is to know you, support you and give you all the possible tools you can use to get where you want to be.

Being born and raised in Mexico City, I particularly enjoy serving Latino and other Spanish speaking communities. I believe it is important to experience therapy in the language you consider your primary/maternal language- and I am happy to provide that service.

When I am not being a therapist, I am a toddler mom, a cat mom and a wife. I live in New York and I have a bicultural/ biracial family (Indian/ Mexican). I love art in all forms, particularly tattoos. I am a big fan of self-expression through body art, fashion and jewelry.

Finding the right therapist is important. I encourage you to reach out if my profile resonates with you. I’ll be happy to help!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 137717


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Erika Rana. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is really nice, and listen to me

Written on Apr 23, 2024 after therapy with Erika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Erika is amazing! And very friendly

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Erika for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Erika has been very helpful in promoting my wellness thus far. I appreciate her solution-focused approach. She is very present and engaged during our sessions. Her efforts make me feel cared for as a client and I would highly recommend her.

Written on Mar 20, 2024 after therapy with Erika for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Nice, understanding, professional therapist.

Written on Mar 08, 2024 after therapy with Erika for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes