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Approach 

As a therapist Erika is warm and authentic, seeking to gain a deep understanding of her clients.  She works to be present without judgment in order to lay the foundation for healing and transformation, whereby often a person can align awareness and action to make new choices.  Erika honors the uniqueness of each individual and tailors her approach to best facilitate each person’s journey and goals.  She sees this work as a tremendous privilege and is continually awed watching her client's growth. 

Background

Erika holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago.  She  went on to complete her doctoral coursework and dissertation research in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  There she was Fellow of The Chicago School’s Center for Multiculturalism and Diversity Studies from 2012-2013, and co-creator and President of The Women's Group from 2011-2013.  Erika is a certified Positive Parenting Instructor.

Clinically, she has worked with adults, adolescents, and couples on a wide range of issues, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, relationship concerns, and life transitions.  Erika has a long-term passion for serving women’s reproductive mental health and has extensive clinical, academic, and advocacy experience in this area.   

Erika is currently supervised by Dr. Brooke Laufer.