ERICA PRITZKER, PSY.D.

Dr. Erica Pritzker recognizes adolescence is characterized by various changes and obstacles that may require additional assistance to navigate. Her experience has included addressing the variety of issues teens struggle with. As such, Dr. Pritzker strives to foster an environment that is non-judgmental and empathic and values developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship with each teen that aids in growth and change. Furthermore, she focuses on providing supportive psychotherapy as well as helping adolescents develop coping skills to deal with stressors, skills to improve communication, strategies to establish boundaries, and exploration of their values. Dr. Pritzker finds creative and unique ways for adolescents to process their emotions and effectively express themselves while incorporating empirically-based treatments, such as ACT and CBT. Her broad smile and friendly demeanor make her a favorite among teens, and help them connect with her and engage in the therapy process. Dr. Pritzker has a passion for working with adolescents and began her career focused on helping children and families, working as a school psychologist before also becoming a clinical psychologist. Her extensive experience working with teens spans private practice, the school environment, and hospital programs. Her background includes working with children with a variety of presentations, including behavior difficulties, social skills problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, and the spectrum of childhood issues. In addition, she has worked with special needs (i.e., autism spectrum and emotional-behavioral disturbance), AD/HD and learning disabilities, and at-risk children. In addition to therapy, Dr. Pritzker enjoys using psychological and educational assessment to help adolescents and their families better understand the child’s strengths and how to best serve their learning style.