Erin Andersen,BS, MA, LMFT

Erin Andersen,BS, MA, LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 83687
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: Free Initial Phone Consultation.

I am offering secure telehealth appointments as well as in-person office visits.

Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling:
50 minute session $200

Couples & Marriage Counseling Family Counseling:
75 minute session $300
90 minute sessin $360

Please see my website for a more detailed rate schedule.
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Evening Availability


865 3rd St
Suite 202
Santa Rosa, California 95404

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My Approach to Helping

Most of us find ourselves at a crossroads in life sooner or later. Where we know that something different is called for if we are going to emerge on the other side, better off than we are now. These are important times. Often it is here that we go through deep questioning of ourselves and perhaps even of our life and choices. Difficult as they are, these times bring rich potential for growth and change. Yet finding yourself at such a place can be daunting and confusing. It can feel like an unwelcome visitor! Vulnerable, unfamiliar and frightening. No one likes to get pushed outside of their comfort zone. And yet life has a way of pushing us there.

When you find yourself in a place like this, it can be a gift to have a safe place to sort things out. A place where you will be treated with respect and understanding and where you can explore parts of yourself- thoughts and feelings you may not be aware of, or which have been unavailable to you. These aspects of yourself may need to emerge for you to successfully pass into the next stage of your life.

I hold a space for you, where I am committed to helping you work through this intimate and personal process, with compassion and understanding. Knowing when and how to challenge you is also important because we all have blind spots where we need skillful challenge as much as we need support. I will work with you to help you at your crossroads, with my skills, wisdom, intelligence and compassion. We will start where you are and take it from there.

More Info About My Practice

Payment Methods I accept are cash, checks and credit cards before or at time of service. I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB cards. Also, if you have an HSA (Health Savings Account) VisaMastercard, I accept that as well. Checks should be made payable to Erin Andersen MFT. I do not bill or accept third party payments from insurance carriers. At your request I am happy to provide you with a billing statement which you may submit to your insurance carrier. Depending on what your policy covers, your carrier may or may not provide you with reimbursement. You may want to contact your carrier to make this determination before you commit to therapy.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being able to help you make your life and experience of living better. I love that the changes you make will inevitably affect others in your life, and that these actions will continue to ripple out toward others. This work is the most satisfying, interesting and rewarding way that I have found to create a life of value and meaning. It is a deep honor to be invited to walk with a person for an important and meaningful part of their journey and to be a positive force. Being a psychotherapist is a privilege, one I am grateful for and that I have profound appreciation and respect for.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

We are all weak and flawed in some ways, just as we are all beautiful and perfect in other ways. This is what it is to be human! Going to therapy means you have an interest in growing and improving yourself and your relationships. It means you have the courage to look within, reflect and work with commitment and discipline at developing your awareness for some greater purpose. Becoming a better person, working on yourself, improving your relationships - all of these growth oriented actions tend to have a ripple effect. Your changes affect others and when each of us does the best we can with what we have, the impact can be far reaching and spectacular. Never doubt the importance that the actions of one person can make in fostering change in the world. Changing within yourself is a great place to start when you want to see change in your life and in your world.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work primarily with adults, couples, and families.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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