I believe deeply in the power of a compassionate witness as we navigate the pains, pleasures, and complexities of the human experience. Therapy is one place where such witnessing can occur, in a co-created environment of safety, trust, and connection.
My approach is rooted in the belief that each of us desires to be our authentic selves, that change happens within relationships, and that your unique inner gifts and wisdom will guide us in this collaborative therapy journey.
My therapeutic style is curious, respectful, humorous, and humble, and as a fat, white, queer femme I strive to live and practice within my values of feminism and anti-oppression. I work flexibly, often weaving feminist empowerment, multicultural psychology and liberation practices with evidence based psychotherapies.
I received my doctoral training at Nova Southeastern University, located in south Florida, and completed my clinical internship and specialized postdoctoral training in Women’s Health and Military Sexual Trauma at VA Pacific Islands in Honolulu, Hawai’i. I continued to work in VA Hospitals in California and Oregon, within a variety of settings including primary care and general outpatient clinics and focused on the care of marginalized populations experiencing chronic health concerns, trauma and stress at the intersections of oppressive systems.
*Erin has completed the first of two intensive trainings on EMDR therapy that will lead to certification. As part of her training she is able to provide EMDR therapy to patients with supervision from a certified provider.