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Eric Alcala(He/Him/His)

(He/Him/His)
Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
California
Anxiety - Couples counseling- Depression-Parenting-Insomnia & sleep issues- Trauma-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Eric is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, California. He works with individuals, couples, and families via telehealth video and phone sessions. Many of Eric’s clients seek help when struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. Eric is particularly passionate about serving parents of teenagers and young adults transitioning into independence. He also has training in treating insomnia and sleep problems.

Eric is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which uses thought restructuring, behavioral activation, and skill building so that you think and feel better. In session, Eric focuses on how thoughts, feelings, and behavior influence each other. This approach supports clients to view themselves and their relationships in fresh ways.

Eric’s style is client- and solutions- oriented. When a client first logs on, the focus will be on clients’ goals, strengths, and worldview . Eric is dedicated to providing a relationship that is safe and understanding.

Eric received his Master in Social Welfare at the UCLA and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology at Boston College. He currently holds a License in Clinical Social Work in the State of California with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Outside of his professional practice, he enjoys playing basketball, reading, and spending time with his wife and daughter.


Message to clients

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 8 years of working with individuals and families. Finding a good therapist can be challenging, so I offer free consultations to make the process stress-free and relaxed. When life gets too overwhelming we can experience depression and anxiety. Together we'll explore your thoughts, emotions, and relationships. What is most important in therapy is that you have a place to share who you are.

I have experience helping teens and parents with self-esteem, motivation, anxiety, depression, trauma, and family conflict. Much of my expertise comes from working with families to ensure that their teens are successful in academics and relationships. I also provide therapy to individual adults of various backgrounds and offer couples counseling to help partners navigate the challenges of relationships.

All clients deserve a therapist that shows empathy and acceptance. I look forward to working with you!


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years


University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Social Welfare, 2016

Licensure

California: 102019

Languages

English

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$195 (50min)
  • Initial session:$195 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$210 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.