Erika Somoza, MS, LMFT

Erika is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has extensive training in family systems, parenting issues, and working through issues related to the family and individual life cycle. She takes a collaborative and culturally sensitive approach to helping families and individuals understand the dynamics that interplay in important relationships. Her goal in therapy is to provide a supportive and safe environment where clients can grow and acquire life skills that will foster satisfying relationships with self and others.


Erika works with families, couples, individuals, and adolescents dealing with life stressors including but not limited to: communication difficulties, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, adjustment difficulties, grief, anger, marital discord, behavioral issues, social skills, and infidelity. 


Erika has completed the level 2 training on Gottman Method Couples Therapy and integrates this modality in her couples work. She also works with clients and families experiencing substance abuse issues and is currently completing a post-graduate certificate program for addiction and recovery.


EDUCATION:

Graduate: Erika completed her Master of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy at Carlos Albizu University in 2010. 


Undergraduate: Erika received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2003. 


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Licensed Psychotherapist

Licensed Psychotherapist