Erica  Curcio

Erica Curcio

Registered Art Therapist, ATR

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime in-home sessions (updated November 14, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Aging
  • Memory loss
  • Identity as an older adult
  • Stroke recovery
  • Caregiver support regarding dementia diagnosis
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Anxiety and depression in older adults
  • Decline in functional abilities

Professional statement

Erica Curcio is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist offering in-home Art Therapy in Boston. She specializes in older adults’ mental health, supporting them with challenges related to aging, memory loss, identity, anxiety, and depression. Her clientele is comprised of mostly seniors over the age of 65.

Erica pulls from various therapeutic approaches in her work with older adults. She provides Art Therapy, allowing clients to tap into their unconscious mind and visit emotions that may not normally arise through talk therapy. In addition to Art Therapy, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices.

As current Program Director of Standish Village Assisted Living & Compass Memory Support Community, Erica has extensive experience working with older adults. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator, which uniquely qualifies her to work with clients experiencing memory loss. She is committed to building an open, therapeutic relationship with older clients to help them process the changes involved with aging.

See Erica's website here for more information about her Art Therapy.


Message to clients

I seek to provide a space where an older adult can creatively express themselves. My office is wherever the client is and I can be a support to both the client and families of someone going through adjustments during aging.


Specialties

Aging - Managing the emotional and physical challenges that come with aging including the loss of loved ones

Memory loss - Supporting older adults as they experience memory loss

Identity as an older adult - Exploring topics related to identity; navigating the barriers to and process of transition as well as its impact on you and those close to you

Stroke recovery - Helping clients emotionally recover and thrive after a stroke through art therapy and other creative pathways

Caregiver support regarding dementia diagnosis - Offering support and helping caregivers of loved ones with dementia cope with the stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

Anxiety and depression in older adults - Managing mood challenges in an older adult population

Decline in functional abilities - Supporting clients experiencing a decline in functional abilities from chronic pain, frailty, or other health problems


General expertise


Insurance

Erica Curcio is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)

Therapist's note

Erica can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

In-home sessions practice
Hours
  • Mon 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice

Lesley University, MA in Mental Health Counseling with an Art Therapy Specialty, 2014

Louisiana State University, BA in Interior Design, 2008


Languages

  • English

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