Erica  Eckman
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Erica Eckman

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Cushing Square Accepting In-person
Updated January 15, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Clinical supervision
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Mood disorders
  • Attachment issues

Professional statement

Erica Eckman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in downtown Boston. Erica has deep expertise in college-related challenges, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, and couples issues. Prior to starting her private practice, Erica worked at the Emerson College Counseling Center and the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center. Erica continues to see college students and clients with eating disorders in her private practice as well as couples and adults, taking a collaborative approach to care.

In her practice, Erica combines the use of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Psychoanalytic therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Relational therapy, Supportive therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.


Message to clients

I have had the privilege of working as a Clinical Social Worker in the Boston area for over 20 years. I currently have a private practice in Boston, MA. I take a collaborative, practical and caring approach to psychotherapy.

I have extensive experience helping people with eating disorders among many other areas of mental health. Some other areas of expertise of mine are working with individuals and couples dealing with depression/mood disorders, anxiety, stress management, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, trauma, and life transitions. I also enjoy providing supervision/consultation for therapists in training.

My approach to therapy is rooted in relational & experiential therapy.I want my clients to know that they are not alone and that when working with me they have a place where they can be authentically themselves with no judgment. I use a sense of humor and bring to the session my true self and realness which makes space for transformation and lasting change.

Fluent in Spanish, I have traveled extensively my entire life. I have lived in Caracas, Venezuela, Spain and England, and have traveled and lived in different parts of the United States. Having a world view has shaped me not only as an individual but as a psychotherapist and as someone who helps guide, motivate and encourage those I work with.


Specialties

Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Erica can submit claims for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Please verify your behavioral health benefits


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-4pm
  • Tue 10am-4pm
  • Wed 12pm-7pm
  • Thu 9am-3pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cushing Square practice
Fairview Ave, Belmont , Massachusetts 02478
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 25 years

Private Practice, 2004 - Present
Emerson College Counseling Center, 2004 - 2011
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, 2004 - 2006

Smith College, MSW, 1999
University of Massachusetts, BA, 1996


Licensure

Massachusetts: 111006


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"she was great! she provided a safe and comfortable environment to talk and get everything out there"
- Zencare client • May 2023