Saying "yes" to opportunity and adventure is a big value of mine
...so I said sayonara to LA and moved to Denver to be close to family and spend more time in nature. I bring that value to relationships through mindfulness which allows for bravery in my work with all my clients. I know what it's like to struggle with mood, change, grief, and identity. I also know how to fight demons and doubt and create a juicy, messy, fun filled life.
My special areas of interest and training include working with 20–40-year-old sassy women, distressed relationships, people with mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, and borderline personality disorder. My expertise also includes individual, couples, and family therapy, group therapy, parenting classes, behavioral assessments, and professional consultations. I strive to first bring awareness to how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors affect one another and then teach you how to apply the principles of Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance Skills.
I believe that therapy is great, but shouldn’t last forever.
My goal is for us to work hard, work smart, and then work myself out of a job. I want to empower you to make changes in your life that decrease suffering, increase awareness, and assist you in creating a “life worth living”.
My practice is rooted in building a collaborative working relationship with my clients and is based on Pragmatic Experiential Therapy for Couples (Pet-C), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Want to hear more from Erika? Listen to her Podcast on Mental Illness Happy Hour Podcast!
I graduated with honors from Pepperdine University as a member of Psi Chi Honor Society. With over 10 years of clinical experience both in agency work and in private practice, I have extensive experience working with clients in a wide range of ages, struggles, and goals.
I am ready to hear your story, let’s talk today.