About Me

Hello there,

Asking for help takes a lot of courage. So kudos to you for seeking professional help and completing the first step to getting better. Know that you’re not alone. And I am here to support you and your family with any difficult situations.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I have experience working with teens and families as a mental health clinician in the community, hospital, and residential programs. I have worked with teens struggling with depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use, self harming behaviors, family and relationship problems. I have used phototherapy with teens in order to help teens express their emotions and concerns. My clients generally enjoy this modality and feel comfortable doing a fun activity. I am creative in engaging with teens and I explore different activities that fit their personality to help them stay engaged during our time. With my clients’ permission, I encourage their parents to join in my sessions as I believe their involvement during treatment can help support my clients better and improve your parenting skills.

I look forward to connecting with you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #95154 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Erica is wonderful. she’s a great listener , very empathetic, supportive and insightful. She was able to help me with the issue I wanted to work on, and I am grateful for her support.

Written by R.O. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

Love you

Written by L.O. on Aug 23, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks

My daughter felt she really connected with the knowledge of Erica and had a awesome session