If this will be your first time in therapy, it's normal to feel nervous or overwhelmed. You may even feel doubtful that your problems are "big" enough to warrant therapy at all.

I'm a therapist practicing state wide in California helping high-achieving women to overcome anxiety, patterns of perfectionism, self esteem issues, burnout, and relationship challenges. My job is to create a safe, supportive space so that you can show up exactly as you are to freely explore your thoughts and feelings.

If you’re here there’s a good chance you have been struggling to fully show up in life for some time. First, I want to convey to you that I honor the courage it takes to ask for support in seeking therapy, as you found your way here. As a recovering perfectionist and high-achiever myself, I know how transformative therapy can be. Think of therapy as the one timeslot in your week that isn’t for doing or achieving, but rather for space to slow down and focus on what you need to feel well and perform your best in the long run. Therapy can help you meet more of your goals in life with less stress.

Prior to completing my Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I attended the University of California, Irvine and received a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Social Behavior and Political Science. I have extensive training and clinical experience in various residential and intensive outpatient facilities working with those struggling with substance use and a wide array of mental health issues.

I'm a therapist who practices what I preach (even though therapy will never be preachy) and living a healthy, mindful life has truly become a passion of mine. When I'm not in session I'm probably taking a Pilates or hot yoga class or making nutritious meals.

Welcome. I'm so glad you're here.

Welcome. I'm so glad you're here.

Developing a genuine, trusting relationship with my clients is crucial in the effectiveness of therapy. I believe in the true healing power of relationships, so it is most important that you feel safe, heard, and truly seen.

I practice from an approach that is compassionate, down to earth and non-judgmental. When we meet for therapy sessions, we will explore the issues that seem to resurface over and over and areas in which you feel stuck.

Through a holistic-integrative approach, we will take into consideration the balance of all aspects of your life in order to discover the underlying root causes. Combined with research-proven techniques, we’ll look at the mind, body, spirit connection. The goal of therapy is to incorporate your whole self.

I am a therapist who does talk in session and is collaborative in nature, meaning I provide my feedback and insights when appropriate. You are the expert in your life, while I serve as a guide in helping you reconnect to yourself and develop a new relationship to your emotional experience. I often see emotions as messengers that hold incredible information on what’s needed and often are your unique pathway towards healing. Together, we will find the unique approach to therapy that will align with you. For example, if you’re a person who thrives in more structure and desire ‘homework’ outside of sessions, I’m happy to incorporate that into your goals for therapy.

HOLISTIC THERAPY

Expertise : Anxiety, Relationship Challenges, + Perfectionism

"Erica is a wonderfully compassionate therapist. She's also incredibly knowledgeable and always has helpful suggestions for both practical applications and books. I would highly recommend her. Even in the midst of a pandemic, my anxiety is noticeably less severe than before."

"Erica's guidance and perspective have helped me learn to trust my own wisdom and find the courage to pursue the path that resonates with me. Genuine and empathetic, she creates space to heal, explore ideas, challenge self-doubt, and connect more deeply to the core of our human experience.  A true healer and master in her craft, 10/10."

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"Erica is very personable and makes me feel comfortable to talk openly to. I really like how she helps me work towards goals and set helpful boundaries. I feel like I have really benefited from therapy by understanding things in new perspectives with the tools Erica provides for me. Thanks!"