Dr. Erica

Erica Vien, Psy.D., Post-Doctoral Resident in Psychology

Arlington Virginia Psychologist Dr, Erica Vien

Dr. Vien earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), Washington, D.C. campus, an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited program. She also obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from TCSPP, Washington, D.C. campus and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Dr. Vien completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at a community mental health center in New York City. At this urban setting, she provided bilingual psychotherapy in Cantonese and English and crisis interventions to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Dr. Vien completed her post-doctoral fellowship in an outpatient psychotherapy clinic where she conducted comprehensive psychological evaluations and individual, couples, and family psychotherapy. Additionally, she has worked in variety of settings including: public charter schools, multidisciplinary private practices, and outpatient behavioral psychology clinics.

Dr. Vien specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults who presents with anxiety, symptoms characteristic of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, relationship issues, trauma, and adjustment-related stressors. To best meet the unique needs of her clients, Dr. Vien utilizes a client-centered, systemic, and humanistic approach to treatment while highlighting cognitive-behavioral, emotional, and relational aspects. She has an open and warm therapeutic style which puts clients at ease and encourages them to explore, discover, and grow emotionally. Dr. Vien greatly values diversity and culture, and empowers her clients to develop a more accepting and compassionate self.

In addition to Dr. Vien’s passion in providing psychotherapy, she enjoys working at a private alternative school serving children and adolescents with special needs. Dr. Vien is a member of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA). In order to stay abreast of the latest research and evidence-based supported treatment modalities, she reads psychological literature and attends clinical trainings and conferences. She has completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and is in the process of completing The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy Level 1 training.