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Therapeutic Orientation

Erica received comprehensive training from Postpartum Support International (PSI) and obtained her Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) in 2023. She provides support to birthing individuals and families navigating the unique emotional challenges of the perinatal period, including pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Erica plays a crucial role in providing emotional support to birthing individuals, helping clients develop coping strategies, and fostering a safe space to express concerns or fears. Additionally, Erica collaborates with other perinatal healthcare providers such as lactation consultants, doulas, and perinatal psychiatrists. Erica’s skill set contributes to the well-being of the developing family unit as well as the parent(s) during this transformative stage. 

 

Erica completed her Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training in 2023 through the EMDR Institute. She incorporates EMDR in her practice to support clients in reprocessing traumatic memories, promoting emotional healing, and building resilience. Whether addressing past traumas or navigating life transitions, Erica creates a nonjudgemental space for clients to understand their experience. Employing the evidence-based method of EMDR, which utilizes bilateral stimulation and a structured approach, Erica guides clients through an eight phase process to help diminish the emotional impact of distressing memories. Erica equips clients with relevant coping strategies, empowering them to apply newfound insights in their everyday lives. Erica is currently in consultation to become a certified EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) provider.

 

Erica's integration of psychodynamic principles allows her to help clients understand the root causes of their challenges, supporting them in creating meaningful and sustainable transformations.

 

With warmth, empathy, and genuine care, Erica creates a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic space where clients can freely explore their inner worlds, histories, and patterns. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive and holistic support, tailoring her therapeutic approach to meet the specific needs of each individual and family with whom she works.

Philosophy

Erica utilizes a collaborative, evidence-based approach in therapy, recognizing clients' innate knowledge of their needs. Embracing an LGBTQIA+ affirmative, trauma-informed perspective, she creates a supportive environment that leverages individual's strengths. This personalized approach reflects Erica's commitment to providing meaningful and transformative therapeutic experiences. 

Frequently attending workshops, consultation groups, courses, and conferences, Erica works to continually strengthen her clinical skills through ongoing professional development. Her regular collaboration with other mental health and healthcare professionals reflects a belief in a holistic, interdisciplinary approach.

Memberships and Affiliations

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