Erika A. Pereda, M.A., Psy.D. Resident

Supervised by Gaea Logan, LPC-S

“Taking the first step to start therapy can feel challenging. I try to make this process as smooth and stress-free as possible. I help individuals develop a deeper understanding of their patterns, behaviors, and difficulties, help them learn healthier coping mechanisms to manage such difficulties, and gain self-awareness to create lasting and valuable changes. In sessions with me you will find warmth, support, empathy, genuineness and honesty and a splash of humor, as well as some challenging conversations.

I believe every individual is unique in who they are, where they come from, and what their needs are, and the reality is that the same “remedy” will not work for everyone. For this reason, I engage in a collaborative multicultural approach to therapy where both the client and therapist create a treatment plan that is better suited for the client’s needs. My goal is to help individuals build insight and self-understanding regarding their difficulties and unhealthy patterns. Clients will move from feeling “stuck or lost” to feeling encouraged and empowered to make the changes they want and need in order to have a fulfilling and satisfying life.

I work with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds and identities in a variety of therapy modalities, including psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal and attachment therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Grief Therapy, among others. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, life transitions, stress management, interpersonal conflicts, personality disorders and health-related issues.”

Dr. Pereda earned her doctoral and master’s degrees from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso, Texas. Previously she earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in biology from The University of Texas at El Paso.

Dr. Pereda specializes in individual therapy for adults, couples therapy and adult ADHD assessment.

Dr. Pereda provides services for adults in English and Spanish. Currently, she is accepting new patients and is exclusively providing telehealth services. There are no pre-imposed session limits and the length of treatment is based on client needs. Dr. Pereda can be contacted to schedule a free 30-minute consultation by phone at 619-354-0211 or by email at drerikapereda@gmail.com.