Erika J Vivyan, PhD
Narrative of Services:
My specialty is in serving children, teens, young adults, and parents. I’m particularly interested in anxiety and stress, including the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety disorder (social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), selective mutism (SM), separation anxiety, specific phobias (e. g., weather), trauma disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My education and experience as a school psychologist gives me a thorough understanding of Section 504 and Special Education services in schools.
I also treat Anxiety disorders – Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Panic Disorder, etc.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes
I have experience working with children, teens, young adults, and parents in outpatient, school, and medical settings. I completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Texas Child Study Center and Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. I also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Austin Child Guidance Center, where I served English- and Spanish-speaking clients by conducting psychoeducational evaluations and providing therapy for a wide range of presenting concerns.
I enjoy working with a wide range of culturally, racially/ethnically, and linguistically diverse clients. My graduate school minor and dissertation were both focused on creating safe, inclusive, and welcoming spaces for diverse populations. My Spanish language proficiency has allowed me to serve more Latinx clients in Texas, and these clients tend to have roots in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South American countries. I also have a passion for working with LGBTQA+ clients on issues such as coming out, gender dysphoria, or living with mental illness in the LGBTQA+ community.