Erika Shilling, Ph.D.

Erika Shilling, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Co-Owner
Location: Fairfax Office
Hours: Tuesday through Friday and Saturday once a month
About Erika Shilling
Dr. Shilling provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults with academic, motivational, behavioral, and emotional difficulties.

Her specialties include utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with anxiety, obsessions and compulsions (OCD), depression, coping skills deficits, substance abuse or dependence, and difficulties related to low self-esteem, divorce and trauma such as grief and loss.

Dr. Shilling has been working in the field of psychology since 1993 providing individual, group and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with complex mental health and substance abuse issues. She’s worked in residential/inpatient settings, partial hospitalization, day treatment and outpatient settings. Dr. Shilling also has worked extensively within school systems providing consultation and clinical services, and has experience working on multidisciplinary teams collaborating with physicians, school counselors, and other treatment providers. Dr. Shilling received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology from Alliant International University in California. Her doctoral training focused on attachment theory, child development and cognitive behavioral therapy, which has provided a strong foundation to work with individuals of all ages. Her continued education has focused on deepening her expertise in CBT and completing several training and certification programs for evidenced based treatments including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

Dr. Shilling is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the state of Montana. She also provides supervision to licensed and pre-licensed clinicians. Dr. Shilling is a skilled presenter on a multitude of topics and has been an adjunct professor in California and Virginia, teaching both undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses.

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