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Erica Pool, PsyD

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About me

“Working together, we will co-create markers of success on the path towards your therapeutic goals, anchoring our work in both the evidence base, and in the stories and realities of each of our lived experiences. I am trained in modern behavioral therapies, including ACT, CBT, DBT, MBSR, and schema-based work. I work with issues around anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, relationship dynamics, substance use struggles, problematic eating behaviors, clinical perfectionism, insomnia and other sleep disturbances, and more. I particularly love helping folks expand their capacity to be kind to themselves while they experience challenging thoughts, emotions, and sensations. I strive to provide culturally-affirming care, exploring how each of our complex identities inform how we move through the world, and relate to each other. I try to bring my genuine self to each session so that we can develop our own unique relationship, cultivating a sense of compassionate humor towards the pain and beauty of the human condition.”

Dr. Pool earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience at Yale University, conducted neuroimaging research with the Program in Rehabilitation Neuroscience at UC Berkeley, and earned her Doctorate of Psychology from the Wright Institute. She has trained and gone on to consult at the Berkeley CBT Clinic and the Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinic, has been a clinical consultant with several behavioral health startups, and has co-authored self-guided therapy books, including the Healing Emotional Pain Workbook. She lives in Oakland with her partner, new baby, and beloved citrus trees Georangios, Elimeza, and Lemonchillo.

Clinics I work in

General, Trauma Recovery Clinic, Thrive

Training and Experience

Graduate School: The Wright Institute, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Internship: Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek, Addiction Medicine and Mental Health Departments
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Peninsula Behavioral Health, CBT San Francisco with Dr. Jocelyn Sze



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