Erica  Eckman

Erica Eckman

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Boston practice (updated November 14, 2019)

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.

Having traveled extensively, she brings her worldview into her practice to guide, motivate, and encourage her clients towards healthier lives.

Message to clients

It takes courage and motivation to initiate therapy. My goal is to make this experience as seamless and comfortable as possible. Through this process of exploration and curiosity of oneself, it is my hope that you will find relief from the challenges which bring you into my office and that you will feel empowered and unburdened by the complexities and stressors of life.


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


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)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $150

Therapist's note

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


Boston practice

112 Water Street

Boston, MA 02109

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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


  • English

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