Erika Lopez, PsyD.
Clinical Psychologist (PSY21899)
I am a bilingual, English-Spanish, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I earned my BA in Psychology and a MA in Clinical Psychology. I also earned my PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) at Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology in 2006. I have extensive experience working with a variety of issues, including severe and persistent mental illness. I have been an Adjunct Professor at Alliant International University. Additionally, I provide supervision and training to psychology interns for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. This education, training, and experience has provided the foundation for my clinical work.
I work therapeutically with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena and Los Angeles areas. I am a certified in Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have over fifteen years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals exposed to trauma and history of DCFS and Family Law Court involvement. Additionally, I provide psychological testing and work collaboratively with schools to advocate for my clients.
People seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons, which may include intense and persistent sadness, prolonged stress, anxiety, relationship issues, marital distress, etc. Usually, resources such as the help of friends and family have not been enough to help resolve these issues. Through psychotherapy, I seek to assist my clients to develop insight and awareness of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be impacting daily life. I believe in working alongside my clients in discovering new ways of coping with life's challenges.