Erica  Eckman

Erica Eckman

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon appointments in Boston practice (updated June 29, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • College and academic issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship challenges
  • Trauma
  • Existential challenges
  • Parenting
  • Self-harm
  • Substance use

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

College and academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities

Relationship challenges - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

Self-harm - Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting

Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships


General expertise


Insurance

Erica Eckman 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: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Boston practice

112 Water Street

Boston, MA 02109

Hours
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Work and Education

Private Practice, Position, 2004 - present

Emerson College Counseling Center, 2004 - 2011

Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, 2004 - 2006

Smith College, MSW, 1999

University of Massachusetts, BA, 1996


Languages

  • English

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