Approach to Therapy
Erik provides a compassionate and pragmatic approach to helping you make meaningful change in your life. Whether your struggles are new and confusing or old and familiar, he understands that we all get stuck and can use professional guidance to move in a new direction. Practical and conscientious, he will help you process and work through the mechanisms and factors that contribute to your suffering. Erik appreciates the humility and vulnerability required to reach that crucial point of willingness to try something different. Through the use of mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions, he can help you develop greater insight and understanding that promotes meaningful action. You will learn practical new ways to manage and transform the very obstacles that get in the way of a well-lived life.
Areas of Expertise
Erik specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and life transitions. He helps you get in touch with your values and develop behavioral strategies that are in line with your goals. In doing so, he aims to create a resilient foundation of understanding and connection to what is meaningful to you, unfolding a new paradigm through which you address your struggles and in turn opening new paths with clear steps towards the life you desire. Erik seeks to create a space where long-term transformation can occur, while also offering immediate concrete skills to alleviate current distress.
Experience and Training
Erik received his MSW from Rutgers University and has additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient facilities, and has worked with teens and young adults. His own transformative experience with therapy ended up being the catalyst that led him to a career as a therapist, after a number years working in the IT and finance worlds. He is grateful and appreciative of the possibility for meaningful change that the therapeutic experience can facilitate.