As a licensed clinical psychologist and parent coach, my practice is grounded in evidence-based approaches to mental health and well-being. My work with clients is both compassionate and pragmatic, based on a collaborative and goal-oriented approach.
My educational background is interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of clinical psychology, life course development, psychological anthropology, and cultural psychology. I received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Psychology / Human Development, and hold an undergraduate degree from Princeton University. I am a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Grant, a Century Fellowship, a National Institutes of Health Fellowship, and a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship for my research.
Based on my research, I have published several articles on optimal functioning, the mind/body connection, cultural difference, and children/adolescents in prominent journals and publications, including "The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion" published by University of Chicago Press, "Anthropology of Consciousness", and "Annual Review of Anthropology." My years in the business world also gave me a practical foundation for understanding the challenges faced by many of my clients.
As a former post-doctoral Fellow in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, I also have extensive experience with issues of cultural difference. I worked and trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and completed my post-doctoral work at the Berkeley Therapy Institute in Berkeley.
In addition to my work as a psychologist, I also spent many years working in other roles in private industry, including business consulting at McKinsey & Company and marketing research management at Wells Fargo. As a yoga teacher for over 10 years, I also see physical health and well-being as a therapeutic tool.
If you have specific questions about my practice, you are encouraged to ask me in person or on the telephone. Contact me here.
AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST & EXPERTISE:
- Mindfulness-based treatments (MBSR, MBCT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Positive psychology / optimal functioning
- Positive parenting
- Loss & grief
- Integration of mental & physical well-being
- Work-related stress
- Relationship issues
"Erica is very interested in people and the problems of human relations, and shows insight, as well as compassion and understanding of the suffering and joys of others. She also has integrity and a good ethical sense of responsibility for those with whom she works, being respectful and honorable. In short, she is a fine human being and mental health professional."
- Dr. Gilbert Herdt, Professor, SFSU, and Former Director, Center for the Study of Culture and Mental Health
Erica Reischer, PhD | Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY23228 | 510.488.3143 | DrEricaR@gmail.com
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Psychotherapy and consultation for individuals and families