Erika Valencia is a bilingual licensed social worker presently working as Mental Health Therapist. Erika received her master’s degree from NYU Silver School of Social Work in 2016 and has been providing mental health services to individuals, families and groups within underserved communities for the past six years.
Erika is certified in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) which is a relationship based intervention that helps children and their families heal from trauma. CPP allows the clinician to intervene so that the child and their caregiver can return back to baseline functioning through the reinforcement of safety within the dyadic relationship. Erika is in the process of being endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist by New York State Association for Infant Mental Health.
Currently, Erika is the owner of MindFullyLife and continues to utilize her professional experience to help individuals and families overcome obstacles by discovering and strengthening their internal sources. Erika specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and coping, self-esteem, relationships, boundaries, identity journey and exploration, parenting challenges, mindfulness and spiritual coaching.
Erika’s position as a Latina immigrant influences her ability to work through a relational and anti-oppressive lens with the belief that the wisdom clients often seek through psychotherapy is in the hands of the beholder.
Erika is passionate about holistic approaches and combines it along with evidenced based practices to help each individual have a stronger connection between mind, body and soul. Aligning these three areas one can live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.