Eric Pierce, Therapist in California — Zencare
Eric  Pierce
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Eric Pierce

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Updated November 13, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Chronic illness
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Finding the right therapist can be difficult. Eric has been in the practice of therapy for over 20 years. Eric is a Los Angeles based Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Eric works with people across the life span who have experienced sudden changes such as a death of a loved one, end of a relationship, new job, relocating, or a realization the future they pictured for themselves will not come. Eric also works with people who overthink things, become worried about the future, and those who have addictions and compulsions.

Eric’s main modality of treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidenced-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected so they can make changes. Eric also employs nontraditional approaches such as walking in nature with a client during session. This can have a calming effect on the nervous system. Research shows that time in nature can improve a person's mood and increase creativity.

Eric focuses on helping clients see real progress in therapy. His style is described as non-judgmental and affirming. Eric uses trauma-informed care to help guide him in the therapeutic process with clients. Eric does not judge what issues or behaviors clients come in with, he sees them merely as responses to trauma that no longer serve the client. Eric’s number one priority is that a client feels seen, heard, validated, and starts to feel better.


Message to clients

What if I were to tell you what you are feeling is not your fault. The heavy weight on your shoulders, lower back, stomach is not your doing. Your constant overthinking, comparing yourself to others did not originate with you. Your addiction and compulsion did not spring up overnight, it was long in the making. Your constant search for fulfillment through others or things, does not start nor end with you. What if I were to tell you that all I described above and more was a product of events external to you and that you have the agency to transcend these issues. You are not trapped. I deeply believe we have the power to transcend the issues that bring us to therapy. As your therapist my role is to uncover the “answers” you already have within you and help you put them together into a foundation of understanding and compassion towards self and others.


Specialties

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

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

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

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Clinical supervision - PLEASE PROVIDE DESCRIPTION




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Eric Pierce is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (60min)
  • Initial session: $140 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Currently not accepting insurance.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Kaiser Permanent, Infections Disease LCSW, 2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, LCSW, 2006 - 2008
Kenck Medical Center, Transplant and cystic fibrosis LCSW, 1999 - 2006


Licensure

California: 20451


Languages

English