Erin  Bishop

Erin Bishop

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Beverlywood/Downtown Culver City, Culver City/Playa Vista Accepting In-person
Updated November 3, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Fertility, pregnancy and postpartum for individuals and couples
  • First- and second-generation Asian American individuals and couples
  • LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples
  • Sexual health
  • Grief and loss

Professional statement

Erin Bishop is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA (License #108614) who has worked with clients since 2010. She works primarily with adults and couples, and has special interest and expertise in supporting: anyone struggling with severe depression; high-achieving women; first- and second-generation Asian Americans; LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples; and individuals and couples at any point in the process of trying to bring a child into their family, including those coping with fertility challenges, miscarriage, infant loss, extended NICU stays, developmental concerns, and mental health decline during pregnancy or postpartum.

Erin tailors the counseling experience to each individual or couple's unique strengths, needs, and circumstances. She draws from a wide range of psychological theories and healing modalities, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and mindful self-compassion, motivational interviewing, somatic experiencing, psychodynamic/depth psychology, trauma resiliency, attachment, emotionally focused therapy, family systems, relational gestalt, and LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy.

Erin’s approach is also strongly informed by her personal experiences being treated for major depression and anxiety both in young adulthood and following the births of her two children.

Prior to earning her Masters in Clinical Psychology and training as a psychotherapist, Erin worked as an attorney at a business litigation firm and later as a consultant for Westside Regional Center and The Achievable Foundation, both non-profits supporting the needs and well-being of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Erin has two office locations, one borders Culver City and Playa Vista, and the other is near Downtown Culver City and Cheviot Hills. Free street parking is available at both locations. Erin also offers remote sessions to anyone within California.


Message to clients

It takes courage to reach out for support and guidance when we feel lost, distressed, confused or uncertain. You have already taken a brave step forward just by considering counseling for yourself or your relationship (either for the first time or again). My goal is to meet you – in whatever state you find yourself – with empathy and acceptance, and provide a safe, caring, and consistent therapeutic relationship in which we collaborate on identifying and moving toward the changes and growth opportunities that matter most to you.

My approach is practical and flexible, and frequently incorporates humor, profanity as well as mindfulness and self-compassion practices. In our sessions, I will work with you to recognize and capitalize on your strengths while also introducing you to tools that support you in coping better with your vulnerabilities. Our work will focus largely on your present experiences, feelings and relationships along with your vision for the future. We will likely also explore your childhood experiences and past traumas to the extent that this helps increase your capacity for self-compassion and your ability to modify self-defeating behavior and relationship patterns in the present.

I have special training in perinatal mental health issues such as fertility and family planning, pregnancy and postpartum, miscarriage and infant loss, birth trauma, NICU stays, developmental concerns, and navigating early parenting with a partner or as a single parent. I work with women, men and LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples needing support around any such perinatal issues.

All of my work with clients is strongly informed by my personal experience being treated for major depression and anxiety at various points in my life, including during pregnancy and postpartum. I’ve had extensive counseling (both individual and group), taken psychotropic medications, used alternative medicine treatments and experienced psychiatric hospitalization as well as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). I share these details with you in service of removing the stigma associated with admitting to having mental illness and seeking the necessary treatment.

No emotional challenge is too big to work on, and it would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey toward a healthier, more satisfying life.


Specialties

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

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

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Fertility, pregnancy and postpartum for individuals and couples - Working with individuals and couples (including people who identify as LGBTQIA+) on issues specific to bringing babies into the world; coping with fertility problems and understanding interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; treating pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD and psychosis; processing miscarriages and infant loss; processing birth trauma; coping with extended NICU stays and developmental concerns; navigating early parenting

First- and second-generation Asian American individuals and couples - Working with both individuals and couples who are members of the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to identify and work through potential causes of stress, including stereotypes, identity challenges, daily micro-aggressions, and imposter syndrome

LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples - Exploring and supporting non-heterosexual and non-cisgender identity (including questioning, asexual, nonbinary, etc.); coping with challenges and life stressors unique to such identities.

Sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Grief and loss - 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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Erin Bishop 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: $200 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $145 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (55min)
  • Brief sessions for individuals: $100 (30min)
  • Extended sessions for individuals: $250 (85min)
  • Initial session for couples: $225 (85min)
  • Ongoing session for couples: $225 (55min)
  • Extended couples sessions: $300 (85min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Beverlywood/Downtown Culver City practice
3685 Motor Avenue, Suite 220, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-8pm
  • Tue 11am-5pm
  • Wed 11am-8pm
  • Thu 11am-5pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5pm
  • Sat
  • Sun 7:30am-12:30pm

Culver City/Playa Vista practice
11949 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 106, Culver City, CA 90230
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 7:30am-12:00pm

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 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 7:30am-12:30pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2013 - Present
UCLA, Maternal Mental Health Program
Providence St. John's Child And Family Development Center
Southern California, Counseling Center
Antioch University, Counseling Center
Insight LA, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program

Antioch University Los Angeles, MA
UCLA School Of Law, JD
UC Berkeley, BA
Harvard-Westlake School
Postpartum Support International Maternal/Perinatal Mental Health Certificate


Languages

English