Dr. Erika Stapert is a New York State licensed psychologist (#019279) who received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and went on to earn her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School, an APA accredited program.
Dr. Stapert specializes in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Toddlers (PCIT-T), modalities that can be provided in person but are also very amenable to telehealth as they focus on teaching parents home-based skills that improve their children’s emotional and behavioral regulation and enhance the parent-child relationship. Both interventions are also short-term in nature and very goal focused. Dr. Stapert is also a certified PCIT Within Agency Trainer and currently trains and supervises clinical psychology interns and social workers in the use of the modality. For more information, please visit the following pages: Parent Child Interaction Therapy (ages 2-7), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Toddlers (12-24 months).
Dr. Stapert also has extensive experience in treating school-aged children, teenagers, young adults, adults, and families with a variety of presenting issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and ADHD. She is formally trained in CBT, play therapy, parent management training, and exposure with response prevention for anxiety disorders. Dr. Stapert utilizes an integrated approach including cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic, systems and client-centered techniques, and works closely with each of her clients in determining the best approach in addressing their individual needs. She has provided individual, family and group therapy in a variety of settings including Head Start programming, a therapeutic nursery, and other outpatient clinic settings.