ERICA PEPPERS, PHD, MPH
Licensed in VA
Erica’s approach to therapy is to continually attend to co-creating a safe space for trauma recovery, recognizing that survivors of trauma hold multiple identities that inform how they understand their own trauma and trauma recovery. Attending to an individual’s unique vulnerability, experience of, and healing from trauma are important factors that Erica considers in the selection of effective trauma focused interventions. Her treatment approach is affirming, collaborative, and warm. Erica has extensive experience using evidence-based psychotherapies (CPT, PE, IPT, DBT, CBT) and actively works to ensure that these therapies are delivered in a culturally affirming way.
Erica is a BIPOC clinician and has formal training and experience in the delivery of culturally responsive psychological intervention and assessment of trauma, co-occurring psychological disorders, and medical comorbidities. She received both her Master of Art (MA) and doctorate in Psychology from the University of Tennessee as well as a Certificate in Grief, Loss, and Trauma. Erica completed her doctoral internship in Health Services Psychology at the Washington DC VA Medical Center where she demonstrated her acumen for using culturally informed treatment with survivors of various traumas, including military sexual trauma. Erica actively promotes health equity and works to blend her training and professional experience in public health, multiculturally competent research, clinical training, and social justice advocacy into her work with clients.
Erica is bilingual and offers therapy in both English as well as Spanish.