CHRISTIE J ERICKSON PhD
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    CHRISTIE J ERICKSON PhD

    Individual Psychotherapy, Trauma Recovery, Couples & Family Therapy
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    FIND YOUR INNER PEACE

    Individual Psychotherapy, Trauma Recovery, Couples & Family Therapy
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    RECLAIM YOUR LIFE

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    TRANSFORM YOURSELF

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    REBUILD YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

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Dr. Christie J. Erickson is a licensed psychologist who provides psychotherapy and counseling for individual adults, couples, and families. She has a general practice and is skilled in working with many different types of problems and issues. Some areas of special interest include anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and military mental health. In addition, Dr. Erickson specializes in the treatment of trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Dr. Erickson’s office is conveniently located close to downtown Alpharetta off Highway 9 in the Colony Park office complex. It is accessible by public transportation and is handicapped accessible.


Individuals

Focused therapy sessions using evidence-based techniques to treat a wide variety of presenting issues.

Trauma Recovery

Evidence-based treatments for individuals who have experienced a range of traumatic events.

Couple & Family Therapy

Systemic approaches for couples and families experiencing relationship distress.

About

Dr. Erickson is a licensed psychologist with over 16 years of clinical experience. She received her PhD in counseling psychology from Indiana University and completed her postdoctoral training at Emory University School of Medicine in the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program. Her predoctoral internship was completed at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Erickson also holds a master’s degree in counseling and guidance from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and anthropology from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Erickson has worked in VA medical centers, community mental health settings, university counseling centers, and a city public hospital. She has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups with a wide variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, relationship issues, substance abuse, and stress/anger management.

Dr. Erickson lives in Alpharetta with her husband and four children.

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Affiliations

  American Psychological Association (APA)
        Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology
        Division 43 Society for Family Psychology
        Division 56 Trauma Psychology
  Georgia Psychological Association (GPA)

 

Licensure

  Georgia (PSY003887)
  New York (020104-1)

 

Services

Individual psychotherapy for adults, couples counseling, and family therapy.

Dr. Erickson specializes in evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to reduce symptoms and improve overall functioning.

Treatment Areas

  Anxiety, stress, and panic
  Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  Depression and mood disorders
  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  Relationship concerns
  Self-esteem
  Anger management
  Grief and loss

  Work and school conflicts
  Life transitions
  Sexuality and intimacy
  Chronic pain

  Social and specific phobias
  LGBT-related concerns
  Achieving life balance
  Stress management

Trauma & Posttraumatic Stress

Dr. Erickson specializes in the treatment of trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She has successfully treated those who have experienced a range of traumatic incidences including combat trauma, sexual assault/rape, physical assaults, robberies/gunshot wounds, car accidents, natural disasters, and other accidents. Among her areas of expertise is evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD, including Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

 
 
  

Get Started Today

Dr. Erickson's office is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays with limited evening appointments available.

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Services For Military Members And Veterans

   
   
Services For Military Members And Veterans

Dr. Erickson is dedicated to improving the health of service members, veterans, and families who are affected by combat and deployment–related stress. Having worked in a Veterans Affairs medical setting, she has experience providing psychotherapy to service members from all war eras, especially those who have served in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is knowledgeable about the unique challenges that military members face when they return from war zones as well as the difficulties that can arise when transitioning from military to civilian life.

Over the years, Dr. Erickson has had the honor of successfully treating many active-duty military members, reservists, veterans, retirees, and family members who struggle with a variety of personal difficulties, especially individuals who are struggling to move past traumatic combat incidences as well as military sexual assault traumas. A primary focus of her work has been the treatment of PTSD, often co-occurring with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and chronic pain. Among her areas of expertise is evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

   
   

Fees

A standard therapy session is 50-55 minutes. However, some types of trauma treatments utilize longer sessions (80-85 minutes). Duration and frequency varies depending on the nature of the problem and individual needs.

Individual Therapy

  Intake session: $195
  50-55 minute session: $165
  80-85 minute session: $245

Couples/Family Therapy

  Intake session: $225
  50-55 minute session: $195


Dr Erickson is considered “in-network” with the following insurance companies:
  Aetna
  Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  TRICARE

Most other health insurance plans classify Dr. Erickson as an out-of-network provider. If Dr. Erickson is not in-network with your plan and you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance company may reimburse you for a portion of your sessions. Coded statements can be submitted with a claim form to your insurance company for reimbursement. You should contact your insurance representative to inquire about mental health coverage, out-of-network providers, and reimbursement rates.

Payment is due at the time services are rendered. Credit cards, cash, or checks are accepted.

For a free phone consultation or to schedule your first session

CONTACT DR ERICKSON

678-948-8162
770-234-5889 (fax)

286 South Main Street
Suite 200 (mailing address)
Suite 100 (physical address)
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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