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Meet Dr. Erica

Dr. Erica L. Adkins is a licensed psychologist in the State of Colorado and State of Ohio. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2002 with a Master of Arts in Counseling, and in 2009 from the University of Oregon with a PhD in Counseling Psychology. In 2017 she obtained a postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology from California School of Professional Psychology. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Professional Psychology as a Counseling Psychologist. She has provided treatment and assessment in a variety of settings to include a women’s center, a college counseling center, a 24-hour crisis center, inpatient psychiatric hospital, a child and family center, several correctional facilities, the United States Air Force Academy, and private practice. She is currently an AMEDD Officer in the United States Army Reserve 1835th MED DET Combat Operational Stress Control Unit and has served as a behavioral health officer in multiple overseas locations during deployment and TDY.

She specializes in the treatment of trauma related disorders and dual diagnosis (addictions and mental health conditions). She also specializes in pregnancy/infant loss and postpartum depression. She works from a strengths based perspective, identifying client strengths and using them to help alleviate the problems or difficulties. She uses a variety of therapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, and other empirically based treatments as indicated.

Dr. Adkins enjoys public speaking, teaching, and training. In her free time she enjoys running, painting, writing, and spending time with her family. An Appalachian native from Zanesville, OH, she currently lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband, 3 children, 2 Great Danes and a Boxer Dog.