Erica Thomas (she/they)
I recently finished my Master of Professional Psychology at the Australian National University and am so excited to support others to work towards their mental health goals with a compassionate and strength-based approach. I am deeply committed to understanding the cultural, and social background and context of the people I work with and am particularly dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse people.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
EXPERTISE & INTEREST:
Depression and Anxiety
Assessment and Diagnosis
More About Erica:
I grew up in Sydney with my mum and brother and found quickly that, while I wasn’t particularly confident around people at school, the small group of friends I had would often come to me for emotional support. I now have three younger siblings, and though they live on the other side of Australia, it’s been wonderful watching them grow from afar.
I love boardgames and tabletop RPGs and will forever be grateful for my high school history teacher for helping some friends and I create the Chess and Strategic Games Club. I was a really shy kid, but this club supported me to meet and connect with other kids, and eventually helped me build the confidence to take a leadership role in the club, organising a mini Magic the Gathering tournament!
My partner and I moved to Canberra a few years ago and now have two adorable (and naughty!) rescue cats, Turkey and Mushroom, and a beautiful community of queer and neurodiverse friends and family that we cherish.
Three words that describe Erica: Warm, curious, and gentle
Spirit Animal: Ocelot
Favourite Game: Dungeons & Dragons
Something people wouldn’t guess about you: I first went to an art and design university to become a gallery curator and/or critic! I love interactive, immersive, and sculptural art and would love to one day have a ceramic studio.