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Erica Nocera

Erica Nocera


10 years of experience

First, I wanted to briefly commend you for investing in your mental health and thank you for being here. Erica is a warm and compassionate therapist who values holistic health and believes in the importance of seeing the full picture in all her clients. She specializes in working with teens and young adults and has a particular focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, and recovered addictions such as eating disorders and substance use . Erica uses an eclectic approach to therapy that includes past, present, and future perspectives. She incorporates a range of modalities, including psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Erica is committed to ensuring that her clients feel safe, respected, and heard during therapy, and is always looking to expand her knowledge and skills. Erica is excited about the evolving mental health landscape, particularly in the wake of the COVID pandemic, and is passionate about making therapy more accessible and innovative. Erica received a Master's of Marriage and Family Therapy from California Professional School of Psychology-Alliant University and holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Public Relations Journalism from University of Georgia in Athens, GA. She did her training at a number of outpatient clinics, inpatient clinics/hospitals, residential facilities, and detention centers in the San Diego, CA area serving the underserved populations before going into private practice. Outside of work, Erica is passionate about nature and the great outdoors, spending all of her free time hiking, swimming, and playing with her dog. She loves traveling to new places, with Aruba being her favorite destination so far. Erica's love of nature and the outdoors is a reflection of her belief in the interconnectedness of physical and mental well-being.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

With an open mind, I strive to make therapy a comfortable place where nothing is off limits and will try my best to make you feel heard and validated. Sessions will help you navigate and build tools that are applicable to you in real life.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transition or trauma, I am here to support you!

About Erica Nocera

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have practiced CBT evidence-based modality for the last 10 years with all clients because I am very collaborative and compassionate in my approach, client centered and desire my client's needs to be met and achieved by pursuing their goals in therapy.


I have completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy first training in graduate school and use attachment-based techniques and interventions in order to achieve clients needs and desired goals for clients in relationships.