Erik Anderson

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Erik Anderson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepting patients

Licensed in CA

Accepts insurance

Hi there, I'm Erik!

In my practice as a therapist, I use the research on what works to help my clients get the outcomes they want: better relationships, manage anxiety, less depression, and more control over life.

My approach

My approach as a therapist is multidisciplinary, drawing on my previous experience coaching and educating adolescents and adults in athletic and academic environments. I do not limit our work to any single modality but blend a variety of techniques to tailor my approach to treatment for each individual. The primary modalities I draw influence from are cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and dynamic psychotherapy.

My focus

I am willing to see individuals and couples. My specialties include alcohol use, anxiety, depression, drug abuse, grief, LGBTQIA+ issues, marital/pre-marital counseling, men's issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), relationship issues, substance use, trauma and PTSD, and panic attacks.

My communication style

I communicate with empathy and directness, blending techniques to suit your needs. Expect an engaged, collaborative approach as we work together to help you gain insight and reach your goals.

My journey to mental healthcare

I pursued a few paths in life before my career in mental health. I studied Modern Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I worked for years as a math, science, and SAT tutor. I trained for and competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.

My goals for you

Every client has unique needs that call for a customized perspective. My goal is to tailor my approach to help you achieve better relationships, manage anxiety, reduce depression, gain more control over your life, and reach the outcomes you are seeking.

My first session with you

Whether you're meeting with me as your first time entering therapy or you have sought out help in the past and are looking for the right match for your journey moving forward, this is an exciting step to take! In our first session, we will discuss your goals and how I can help you develop and apply a therapeutic approach to get to a different place than you are able to get on your own. I'm excited to join you on this journey!

About Erik

Specialities

  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Marital/Pre-marital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders

Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master in Counseling (MC) Marriage & Family Therapy - California State University, Long Beach (08/2014)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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  • Video session
  • 55 minutes
  • Covered by Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West Session cost depends on your insurance, most people pay $5-40 per session after meeting their deductible. There aren't any fees for using Rula.

Next Appointment Tuesday, June 25

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