Connection Empathy Energy Growth
By reading this today you’ve already made the first step toward finding some relief and creating the life you want.
Most people desire a life filled with growth, love, intimacy, and meaning. As human beings we create these gratifying experiences through an authentic and positive connection with ourselves and others. Sometimes this process is hindered due to difficult life experiences such as loss of a loved one, career and life transitions, divorce or relationship issues. It can be difficult to cope with these challenges alone. I am here to help, listen, explore, and collaborate with you on this journey towards healing.
I believe that change occurs through feeling understood and utilizing your strengths. From this perspective I will help you develop new ways of connecting, coping, and navigating the challenges of your life. As you begin to feel better about yourself, you’ll be able to identify and act on opportunities that will enable you to create the life and relationships that you desire. I very much enjoy my work and have found this approach to be effective with adults of all ages, as well as with couples and families.
I look forward to talking with you.
You, Your Life, Your Relationships.
Dr. Erin Walker, PhD
Providing Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples & Families.
Throughout my career I have enjoyed working with individual men and women of all ages, as well as with couples and families since 2002.
I have a Ph.D. in Family Psychology from Seton Hall University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. In addition to my formal education, I’ve furthered my training at the TRISP Institute (Training & Research for Intersubjectivity and Self Psychology), where I am currently a member. I have particular experience in treating both men and women who struggle with relationship issues, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. My research and area of specialization explores how these issues affect relational health, adult development and gender-specific treatment.
In addition to my private work, I have the privilege of serving on the Board of P2L: Pathways to Leadership. P2L is a New York City based not-for-profit organization that works in collaboration with United Way as a provider of Attendance Impaired Drop-out Prevention services (AIDP). These school-based interventions are provided in the form of counseling, mentoring, family therapy, creative arts therapy, and therapeutic youth development activities.
Walker, Erin K., (2011). Risk and Protective Factors in Mothers with a History of Incarceration: Do Relationships Buffer the Effects Of Trauma Symptoms and Substance Abuse History. Women & Therapy, Vol. 34, (4), pp. 359-376. [Peer Reviewed Journal]
Block, S., Brown, C.A., Barretti, L.M., Walker, E., Yudt, M., & Fretz, R. (2014). A Mixed-method Assessment of a Parenting Program for Incarcerated Fathers. Journal of Correctional Education, 65(1), 50-67.
Eppler, Christie, & Walker, Erin K., (2004). Electronic Ecology: An Ecosystemic Exploration of Sisters Communicating via E-Mail. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, Vol. 16, (1), pp. 19-37. [Peer Reviewed Journal]
Seton Hall University
PhD, Family Psychology, Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
Teachers College, Columbia University
MA, Developmental Psychology, Department of Developmental & Educational Psychology
Hunter College of the City University of New York
BA, Psychology and Women’s Studies
Magna cum Laude Honors, Deans List
- American Psychological Association
- New York Psychological Association
- New Jersey Psychological Association
Connection Empathy Energy Growth
There are many styles and approaches to therapy. Choosing who to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with is a very personal decision.
Often the best barometer for making this decision is how you feel about yourself when around the other person. If the feeling is a positive one, this is often because an empathic natural connection is present. When a client chooses to work with me, this connection is something I cherish and is the foundation of our work together.
My style is compassionate, active, and engaging. I work from a collaborative strength-based relational approach to therapy and utilize cognitive behavioral perspectives as well. My method is grounded in empathy and tailored to your unique needs, preferences, and situation. I view people as being formed developmentally by their family experiences as well as the spiritual influences and social contexts in which they grew up and live. Often these influences result in the formation of personal strengths which we will identify and explore in session. From this perspective I will listen carefully; we will reflect together on your past and present experience of the world, your desires for the future, and the changes you wish to make.
This process will help you articulate and clearly understand any potential underlying issues and develop a strategy to effectively move through these issues. This will be done by exploring what you’ve noticed helps you; identifying what you enjoy, what’s working in your life and the conditions and actions that lead you to feeling better. This approach is designed to inspire and nurture strengths and resources that support your resiliency and continued improvement.
I invite you to contact me if you have any questions and/or would like to arrange an appointment.
Make an Appointment
Please call for office hours and availability. I look forward to talking with you.
To inquire about my fees, please give me a call or email.
I am currently an ‘in network’ provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield as well as Medicare, and accept all insurance as an ‘out of network’ provider. Please see the designated links below for details. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. I will submit to your insurance company and you will only be responsible for the co-insurance.
Please fill out the New Client Forms below and bring to your first session.
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If you do not attend your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Erin Walker, Ph.D.
441 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10024
646 489 2814
21 Candlewood Springs
New Milford, CT 06776
646 489 2814
My offices are conveniently located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and Candlewood Springs, New Milford, CT. To schedule a consultation or to ask any questions there a few ways to contact me. Please give me a call, or simply fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I look forward to speaking with you.