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About Erica Wollerman

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 25614) and have held a passion towards helping people since beginning my career in psychology in 2006. It is that drive and passion that led me into my work with families, children, teens, and adults. What has kept me in this area of work is the joy that comes with helping people accomplish their goals and work through the areas of challenge that led them into my office.

Witnessing growth, transformation, empowerment, and genuine change on a daily basis is such a blessing and honor for me. While we work together, you will know that you are not alone in your struggles and you will feel supported by me in an authentic and genuine way.

I fundamentally believe that healing exists when we can identify our shared humanity, vulnerability, and authenticity and as such, I rely on my training, professional experience, and personal experiences to help guide my work. While many therapists feel it is taboo to share anything about themselves, I am approachable, engaging, as well as open about my challenges with perfectionism and being what I believe would be called, "a difficult" child.

My clients often tell me that I balance well the role of helping them feel less alone in their struggles with my ability to still make the session and the work about them and for them. I take this role and our work very seriously but do my best to make our work enjoyable. I am not your typical therapist as I will laugh with you, joke with you, and give you all the space you need to get comfortable before diving deep into insight, growth, and the challenges we overcome in therapy.   

I attended the University of Michigan to receive my undergraduate degree in psychology. Immediately following graduation, I lived in France for one year as an au pair (nanny). While this was a challenging experience at times, it was one of the most rewarding experienced and truly changed the direction of my life! It was there that I realized my passion for psychology and made the decision to attend graduate school.

I then attended Alliant International University in San Diego and received my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, specializing in Child and Family Studies. Since I can remember, I have worked with children and am so grateful that my natural ability to connect with kids, teens, and parents has led me to a career that is so rewarding.

In 2017, I founded Thrive Therapy Studio to help provide more resources and support to help the whole family THRIVE. We offer individual, group, and family therapy at our practice in San Diego. 

Due to my observation of just how many parents are feeling overwhelmed by parenting and just how many teens are overwhelmed with pressure in our current society, I have grown more passionate about supporting parents and teens manage their anxiety and experience in our world more effectively. I am currently developing a course to help teens build resilience and grit to help them live more effective lives.

More details will be announced as the course is developed on our newsletter, which can be found on our website, www.thrivetherapystudio.com



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