Erica Basso, LMFT

Erica Basso, LMFT

I'm offering online therapy during COVID-19 quarantine.

I know these times of uncertainty due to COVID-19 can cause anxiety and depression. You don't have to go through this alone. Please feel free to call me.

We have all been impacted by COVID-19 and all grieving. This virus knows no boundaries and grief is not linear. All of us are experiencing loss in one way or another and increased anxiety to survive. I want to remind us all that anxiety is a blend of fear (the uncertainty) *and* hope, which includes the best could happen. I believe this time has a lot to teach us.⁣This is a great time to take a collective deep breath and re-examine our lives. Have we been living in a way that’s most true to us? A lot of self discovery is available now that we have been forced to slow down. If you’re wanting support or would finally like to try out therapy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me and I can answer any questions you have.

How to handle anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

✔️FIND A SINGLE NEWS SOURCE: For reliable updates, make sure it's not falsely reassuring nor catastrophic. At this point, refer to your local health department to quiet the mind from jumping to worst-case scenarios or confusion. Limit time-consuming news as well, maybe to once per day.⁣✔️ IDENTIFY WHAT'S IN YOUR CONTROL: Begin with basic, unspectacular hygiene and being patient.✔️CHOOSE EMPATHY: Don't discriminate, shame, or irrationally hoard basics. Consider donating to local food banks or shop for the elderly.⁣✔️ HONOR EXISTENTIAL ANXIETY: The anxiety surfacing for us during this time is linked to our own fear of death. We have to re-evaluate whether we are living a life of purpose and meaning. Have we allowed ourselves to explore what that is to us or are we swept up in the busyness of it all and just trying to survive?⁣✔️Above all, remember we usually overestimate how badly we will be affected and underestimate how well we will cope.⁣

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Perfectionism

The pressure to be perfect can put a grinding halt to your productivity, happiness, & quality of life. Get the guidance and support you need to let go of the unattainable and embrace yourself as you are.

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Imposter Syndrome

You’re a professional woman in the workforce, but you struggle with feeling like you’re “not good enough” to be where you are. Explore the cause of your insecurities and feel confident enough to make decisions without second-guessing yourself.

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Anxiety

Living with anxiety can keep you from reaching your life goals and making deeper connections. Get guidance on how to shift to a healthier mindset and let stress come and go while staying focused on the things that truly matter in your life.

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Hi There, I'm Erica!

I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in treating anxiety in young professional women who often feel disconnected, frustrated, and lonely. 

I use a holistic therapeutic approach to help women overcome the overwhelm of day-to-day stressful living and help them grow into empowered women thriving in their personal and professional lives.
In my practice, I work to demystify the process of therapy and remove the stigma and shame that is often a barrier to seeking support. I know first-hand how difficult it is to give ourselves permission to slow down in our busy lives and be willing to look at ourselves from another person’s perspective in ways we haven’t before.
When we create space for ourselves to better learn how to cope with daily stress management, we can undergo profound and lasting life changes. And it is important that we do so because therapy is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves.
License: (114828)

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Locations

14930 Ventura Blvd Suite 230Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

940 E. Union St. #102Pasadena, CA 91106

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