Dr. Erickson provides individual and couples psychotherapy, as well as clinical consultation services for mental health professionals.
He has worked with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, countries of origin, age, gender, and sexual orientation. LGBTQIA+ experienced and friendly.
I strive to bring a sense of acceptance, compassion, insight, and challenge to the therapeutic relationship. The aim of therapy is to explore and address those issues that stand in the way of reaching your goals, whether you are facing challenges in your career, relationships, or in your emotional well-being. Through our work together, we can address specific situations that you are facing today as well as long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more satisfying and productive life.
While reading the information on the site can be helpful, there is no substitute for sitting down together and beginning to sort out the best way to address your concerns and goals. Please call or email to arrange a consultation or to talk about your particular needs. I offer a free phone consultation to provide a better sense of how we might work together and to help point you in the right direction to find the best fit.
Licensed Psychologist in the
District of Columbia
PhD, Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
MA, Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
BA, Philosophy, Wheaton College, IL
Dr. Erickson is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, couples, group, and adolescent/family therapy, as well as clinical consultation. He maintains an independent practice in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Dr. Erickson has had a number of professional experiences during his 20 years of clinical practice, including working in inpatient hospital settings, emergency services, outpatient public mental health clinics, juvenile courts, and independent practice. His experience includes working with a broad spectrum of clients. He has taught classes and provided clinical supervision at a graduate level, and has presented workshops to local audiences of parents and clinicians.
He is currently on the Faculty of the Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program of the Institute of Contemporary Psychology and Psychoanalysis in Washington, DC and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Clinical Psychology at the George Washington University.
Dr. Erickson’s therapeutic approach has been influenced by several important theoretical perspectives, integrating modern intersubjective and relational perspectives on psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, mind-body integration and cognitive neuroscience as well Mindfulness and Buddhist psychology. He employs a collaborative, interactive approach in order to address both practical considerations as well as explore complex problems in depth.
Professional Activities and Memberships
Institute of Contemporary Psychology and Psychoanalysis
International Association for the Advancement of Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
American Psychological Association, Division 39 (Psychoanalysis)
District of Columbia Psychological Association
Individual Adult Psychotherapy
- Therapy for reducing troubling symptoms
- Short-term Crisis Therapy
- Stress Management
- Intimacy difficulties or problematic relationship patterns
- Identity issues
- Overcoming a difficult or abusive childhood
- Troubling substance use
- Career concerns
- Difficulty with anger, impulsiveness, sadness, or anxiety
- Coping with mental conditions, such as anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder
- Short or long-term consultation to clinicians
- Clinical supervision for licensure or professional development
- Psychological assessment to clarify treatment issues
- Communication patterns
- Parenting Concerns
- Developmental transitions, i.e. moving in, marriage, children, etc.
- Managing different backgrounds and extended families
The current fee for couples and individual psychotherapy is $200 per 50-minute session. Longer sessions are prorated based on the fee for a 50-minute session. Telephone contact will be billed at the same rate as psychotherapy for calls longer than 10 minutes. Fees may periodically be adjusted.
Dr. Erickson does not participate as a provider in any health insurance or managed care plan. Limiting the involvement of third party payers allows the psychotherapeutic process to have a greater degree of autonomy and privacy. His services are, however, covered by many, but not all health insurance policies which allow for participants to choose out-of-network mental health providers. Please consult with your insurance company if you plan on submitting psychotherapy statements for reimbursement. Dr. Erickson does keep a limited number of openings for reduced-fee or sliding-scale clients. Please raise this issue if you wish to discuss a reduced fee arrangement.
Office policy is for clients to pay at the time of each session to avoid building up a balance. The office accepts payment by check, cash, or credit card. A $35 fee will be charged for a returned check. Dr. Erickson will provide a statement for your records or insurance purposes as often as you wish, whether that is each session, biweekly or monthly.
Beginning a course of psychotherapy requires both client and therapist to commit to regular sessions. Dr. Erickson reserves a weekly time for which the client is responsible. If a client is unable to keep a given appointment, we ask for 48 hours notice. With less notice, the policy is to charge for the missed session, unless we are able to reschedule the missed appointment. Dr. Erickson will make every effort to work with clients to reschedule a missed session, either in the office or by phone. There are therapeutic as well as business reasons for this policy, and Dr. Erickson would happy to discuss any questions or concerns you might have.
Cancellation and No-Show Policy
Beginning a course of psychotherapy requires both client and therapist to commit to regular sessions. Dr. Erickson reserves a weekly time for which the client is responsible. If a client is unable to keep a given appointment, we ask for 48 hours notice. With less notice, the policy is to charge for the missed session, unless we are able to reschedule the missed appointment. Dr. Erickson will make every effort to work with clients to reschedule a missed session, either in the office or by phone/video. There are therapeutic
Please find the following helpful forms.
It would save time if you would fill out the intake form prior to our appointment.
Keith A Erickson, PhD
202 441 0689
2000 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Dr. Erickson’s office is located on the southwest corner of 20th and P Streets, NW, just west of Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. The office is 1.5 blocks south of the Dupont Circle North (Q Street) entrance/exit on the Red Line Metro. Parking is available on the street, although it is limited and often difficult to count on. There are also nearby pay garages.
The building Entrance is on P Street and the door is locked for building security. Just to the right of the double glass doors is a telephone access panel. Dialing 610 will ring the telephone in my office and allow me to unlock the door. Please note that Dr. Erickson may be in session and unable to answer your call earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment. If the door to Suite 610 happens to be locked, just ring the doorbell.