Seeking support from others--whether from friends and family, a therapist, or all of the above--is a key trait of happy and successful people.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work with both individuals and couples on a variety of issues, such as:
- Promoting personal growth and positive change
- Creating fulfilling relationships
- Overcoming anxiety and depression
- Defining and achieving personal goals
- Cultivating happiness and joy
My clients come from all walks of life. Some are high-achieving individuals who struggle with the downsides of their drive for success, such as stress or strained relationships. Others are struggling for different reasons with excessive worry, anxiety, depression, loss, regret, relationship challenges, or unfulfilled goals.
I employ a variety of therapeutic methods in working with clients, depending on what I think will be most beneficial. These include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, and insights from positive psychology. Above all, my focus is on what works for each individual client.
My approach to therapy is compassionate, collaborative, and pragmatic. I have an active and direct style in working with clients that is different from the stereotypical passive listening many people associate with therapists.
I believe it's important to understand not just "why" we are wherever we are in life, but also to answer the question "Now What?" so that we can do what is needed to become who we want to be.
To that end, I work with clients to define goals for our work together, goals that we can revisit as we go, and revise or add to as needed. Having these goals also enables us to mark our progress and decide when therapy is no longer needed.
Erica Reischer, PhD | Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY23228 | 510.488.3143 | DrEricaR@gmail.com
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Please contact me if you would like to learn more, or to arrange a no-fee, initial phone consultation.
Psychotherapy and consultation for individuals and families