Clinical Psychologist (Reg.)
Erica March is a Registered Clinical Psychologist (New Zealand Psychologists Board). Erica studied at the University of Auckland where she completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her thesis explored how young woman navigate the intersection between their spirituality and sexuality, and what they wanted in therapy as a result. Erica has also trained in dance and movement therapy.
She has experience providing assessment and therapy both in a child and adolescent mental health service (CAMS) and a tertiary setting. In these roles, she worked with a culturally diverse range of young people and their whanau. They worked together supportively, in the interest of addressing a variety of difficulties such as adjustment, stress, trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, identity considerations, relational challenges, and emotional and behavioural barriers to academic success.
Erica believes that challenge is part of life and values the opportunity to be alongside others as they grow. Being connected to her own youthful spirit, she relates well to young people. She strives to keep therapy engaging and interesting through creativity and a holistic approach.
Erica personalises her technique to the individual, sourcing from a range of approaches such as ACT, CBT, DBT, Movement Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Brief Solutions Focused Therapy.
Areas of therapeutic interest:
- Reflective personal growth work;
- Development of self-expression and emotional intelligence;
- Coming of age (the transition from childhood into adulthood);
- Identity-related exploration;
- Spiritual and religious considerations;
- Conscious interpersonal relating;
- Familial and systemic concerns;
- Cultural challenges;
- Social and environmental concerns;
- Philosophical and ethical considerations.