Erika Shin, ATR-BC, LCAT

“Unveiling the subconscious canvas: where psychoanalytic therapy meets art, a masterpiece of healing and self-discovery unfolds.”
Therapist Erika Shin
Professional Biography

Specialize in Childhood trauma, Anxiety, Interpersonal Relationships, and Attachment

  • Cert for Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Training Institute of Contemporary Freudian Society (Certification In Progress)
  • M.A. New York University
  • B.A. New York University
  • Erika is a licensed and board-certified Art Therapist, who is fluent in both Korean and English. She obtained her Master’s in Art Therapy from New York University and is currently undergoing intensive training at the Contemporary Freudian Society to become a licensed Psychoanalyst, showcasing her commitment to rigorous and in-depth professional development.

    Orientation/clinical interests/specialties

    Drawing from her distinctive and comprehensive training background, Erika seamlessly blends a wide-ranging and creative outlook with the well-established principles of psychoanalysis, particularly emphasizing active and empathetic listening. She firmly believes that there’s no universal therapeutic approach that fits everyone. Instead, she adeptly adapts her methods to suit each individual’s unique needs, employing a flexible and personalized approach.

    Erika accompanies her clients on a journey of self-discovery, delicately unraveling unconscious threads often intricately woven into early memories and childhood experiences. With a gentle touch, she brings these hidden threads to the surface, seamlessly connecting them to the ”here-and-now” for exploration within a safe and nurturing environment. This process fosters not only personal growth but also a profound sense of self-fulfillment.

    Personal Interests

    When she’s not counseling, Erika passionately dedicates her time to delving deeper into the realm of early childhood development. Her pursuits involve crafting imaginative and enjoyable plays as well as artistic projects specifically tailored for babies and children. These endeavors aim to not only bolster motor skills but also foster psychological growth in a playful and creative manner.

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    Book an appointment with our experienced and compassionate therapist today. Finding the right therapist and approach takes time, we understand if you have to try several therapists before committing to a long-term therapy

    What to expect on a first session

    • Confidentiality Discussion: The therapist will explain the principles of confidentiality, ensuring you understand the limits and exceptions to privacy in therapy.
    • Background Information: Expect to share some background information, including your reasons for seeking therapy, relevant personal history, and any immediate concerns or challenges.
    • Therapist’s Approach: The therapist will discuss their therapeutic approach and methods, providing you with an understanding of how they work and what to expect from the process.
    • Goal Setting: Together with the therapist, you will explore and set realistic goals for therapy, outlining what you hope to achieve or work on during your sessions.
    • Discussion of Expectations: There will be an opportunity for you to discuss your expectations for therapy, including frequency of sessions, preferred communication styles, and any concerns you may have.
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