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Evidence-Based Treatments

for Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. ”

William James

 

ABOUT DR. ERICKSON

Dr. Erickson is a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked in VA medical centers, community mental health settings, university counseling centers, and city public hospitals. She has treated individuals, couples, families, and groups with a wide variety of presenting issues including trauma/PTSD, anxiety, OCD, depression and mood disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, substance abuse, and stress/anger management. Dr. Erickson lives in Alpharetta with her husband and four children.

CREDENTIALS & TRAINING

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program (2011)

Emory University, School of Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Counseling Psychology (2008)

Indiana University - Bloomington

 

Predoctoral Internship, Psychology (2007)

Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, NY

 

Master of Arts (MA), Counseling and Guidance (2003)

New York University

 

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology and Anthropology (2000)

University of Colorado - Boulder

SPECIALTIES

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Anxiety and Related Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Prolonged Exposure (PE)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

AFFILIATIONS

International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

American Psychological Association (APA)
       Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology
       Division 43 Society for Family Psychology
       Division 56 Trauma Psychology
Georgia Psychological Association (GPA)

LICENSURE

Dr Erickson is licensed to practice as a psychologist in Georgia (PSY003887) and New York State (020104-1). 

SERVICES
Specializing in Evidence-Based Treatments

Dr. Erickson specializes in evidence-based treatments for Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Her approach to treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with influences from mindfulness and family systems. She has been extensively trained in numerous evidence-based treatments including Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, CBT for Chronic Pain, Gottman Method, and Functional Family Therapy (FFT).

Anxiety and Related

Disorders

Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, and other related disorders.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The emphasis is on changing distorted thinking and problematic behavior patterns.  Exposure therapies are considered subtypes of CBT.    

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is a common psychiatric condition characterized by intrusive, distressing thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) aimed at reducing that distress. 

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

ERP is considered the "gold standard" treatment for OCD and has been found to be extremely effective in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. Principles of mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be useful additions to ERP work. 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Treatment for PTSD resulting from a range of traumatic incidences including combat trauma, sexual assault/rape, physical assaults, robberies/gunshot wounds, car accidents, natural disasters, and other accidents. 

Prolonged Exposure

(PE)

PE is a form of CBT that helps people who have experienced a  trauma to gradually confront distressing memories, feelings, and situations. PE has been shown to be very effective in reducing PTSD symptoms and improving functioning.  

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Contact

Thank you for your interest in  scheduling an appointment. Please complete the form here and you will be contacted shortly. 15-minute phone consultations are provided free of charge. 

316 Maxwell Rd

Suite 300

Alpharetta, GA 30009

678-948-8162

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