Dr. Peter Erickson is a Clinical Psychologist in Providence, RI who specializes in relationships, life transitions, depression, men’s issues, substance use issues, and anxiety. His practice is open to individual adults across the lifespan, including young adults and college students, as well as couples.
Dr. Erickson's approach to treatment combines the insight-oriented lens of psychoanalysis with the skills-based strategies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). When working with couples, Dr. Erickson helps ease stressors and de-escalate any tensions that may accompany relationship transitions – such as marriage, moving in together, and raising a family. He frequently applies the Gottman method to increase mutual consideration and support in each couple's dynamic.
Dr. Erickson innately understands the importance of compassion, empathy, and warmth in the therapy room, and has maintained these principles throughout the course of his work in the field for 25 years. He looks forward to working with you.
Marital/couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
College mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
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
Grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Psychology of men - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
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:
Butler Hospital, Outpatient Staff, 1993 - 1999
Chief Psychologist, Arbour-Fuller Hospital, 1992 - 1999
Lakeshore Hospital, Psychology Director, 1990 - 1992
Boston College, PhD, 1990
Tufts University, MA, 1985
Boston College, BA, 1979