Eric Pierson, PsyD.
Clinical Staff Member
As a psychologist, I focus on building a relationship with clients. A relationship built on trust, honesty, and healthy boundaries, among other things, can be a powerful vehicle for change. I want clients to know that their health and well-being matters to me, and that serves as the foundation for the relationship.
As a clinician, I want to help people develop practical skills to deal with life and problems, skills that are in line with the values that they want to live. Because there is no one-size-fits all treatment, I borrow from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential-Humanistic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Gestalt therapy to help clients along that path, based on what they need. I find it important to look past pathology, and labels, to treat the person that is suffering. I want to understand the source of a person's pain, or multiple sources, whether it be childhood trauma, a struggle to find meaning in life, or even difficulty making friends, so that I can help potential clients find solutions. With those solutions, I can help them move closer to the life they want to live.
Eric Pierson, PsyD #PSY 32151
Berkeley Therapy Institute