Erik Anderson

MS LMFT

Erik Anderson

MS LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - #111230
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $190 for Individual Therapyper
$220 for Couples Therapy
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

11949 Jefferson Blvd
#102
Playa Vista, California 90230

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My Approach to Helping

In my practice as a therapist I use the research on what works to help my clients get the outcomes they want: better relationships, managed anxiety, less depression, and more control over life. I pursued a few paths in life before my career in mental health. I studied Modern Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I worked for years as a math, science and SAT tutor. I trained and competed extensively in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My approach as a therapist is multidisciplinary, drawing on my previous experience coaching and educating adolescents and adults in athletic and academic environments.
Every client has unique needs so I do not limit our work into any single modality. I blend a variety of techniques to create a customized approach to treatment for each individual. The primary modalities I draw influence from are cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and dynamic psychotherapy.
Whether you’re meeting with me as your first time entering therapy or have sought out help in the past and are looking for the right match for your journey moving forward, this is an exciting step to take! Therapy is a place to develop and apply philosophy to get to a different place than we are able to get on our own. I'm excited to join you!

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I’ve worked in group practice and outpatient treatment to help individuals and couples build healthy relationships, recover from substance abuse issues, and manage difficult emotional experiences. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, substance use issues, relationship issues, couples, and gay and lesbian clients.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Psychodynamic
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