About Erica Carrington, LMFT
Erica D. Carrington is a licensed marriage and family therapist, LMFT. She received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Ms. Carrington completed her APA-approved clinical internship at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center in Los Angeles, CA.
She has worked in several outpatient treatment centers in the Los Angeles area and has extensive experience working with a variety of problems across the lifespan. Central to her clinical work is her understanding of the complicated psychosocial challenges that patients face, whether they are young adults struggling with emotional problems or an Alzheimer’s patient and their family, grappling with memory loss issues. Ms. Carrington considers herself fortunate to have developed a nuanced understanding of cultural diversity and individual differences and values working with a variety of traditional and non-traditional family compositions.
A particular clinical interest of hers is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy withadolescents and young adults facing emotional or behavioral difficulties, school problems or stress associated with transition to college. Ms. Carrington also has extensive experience with facilitating groups for teens in both private and public settings . Group topics include thriving during life transitions, social skills enrichment and family support.
In addition to expertise in the clinical domain, Ms. Carrington has experience consulting with a wide range of school programs and professionals. This includes developing and maintaining Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s). Ms. Carrington also holds the position of DIS Counselor in a non-public school for students with a wide range of disabilities including intellectual (mild-severe), autism spectrum disorder, conduct disorder, and intermittent explosive disorder.
Ms. Carrington’s diverse clinical skill set also includes work with adults and older adults. She has expertise helping people work through symptoms related to past trauma, including domestic violence, sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Her approach to trauma includes techniques designed to meet the person where they are in the journey with trauma including utilizing effective modalities such as Art therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Gestalt therapy and Mindfulness-Based interventions.
Additionally, she also has extensive experience working with the aging population and has provided clinical care to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and led caregiver support groups.
Ms. Carrington works to strengthen individuals, children, adults and families struggling with life’s challenges. Her philosophy of psychotherapy is, “Tomorrow will be better.” She utilizes a therapeutic approach that is eclectic by using a combination of empirically validated interventions. She strives to create a safe and nurturing environment that fosters growth and transformation.
Erica Carrington is licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the state of California, MFC#46602.
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)