Erinn Everhart

Erinn Everhart is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in working with teen and young adult populations. Ms. Everhart has over10 years of direct clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families.

After earning a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz in 2008, Ms. Everhart served as a Behavior Therapist for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas. Ms. Everhart earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy from California State University, East Bay, and gained counseling experience working with children and teens in public school districts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her license in Marriage and Family Therapy through the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences. Ms. Everhart stays current on advancements in her field by attending workshops and trainings in specialized topics.

In 2015, Erinn Everhart moved to Placer County, and has worked for a psychiatric hospital as a clinician in both Inpatient and Outpatient settings. Ms. Everhart is whole-­‐heartedly committed to serving youth and families in an open, supportive, and non-­‐judgmental environment. She recognizes the importance of securing adolescent trust and confidentiality from a warm and accepting stance, while continuing to monitor patients for safety and risk. Ms.Everhart works together with teens and their families to identify their successes and challenges at home and in school, and encourages teens to realize and build upon their core strengths to help them through times of crises or moments of weakness.

Ms. Everhart partners with parents and family members to support their adolescents at home. She encourages an open dialogue between teens and their family members to discuss thoughts of suicide or self-­‐harm as they a rise, and to develop appropriate coping strategies to use when self-­‐injuriousthoughts and feelings surface. When teens can learn to release their anxieties and develop more successful coping strategies, they will experience more confidence in themselves. Then, they can begin to realize their goals and dreams more fully, and will develop motivation to fulfill their potentials academically and socially.

Ms. Everhart emphasizes the development of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills in sessions, through a focus on acquiring skills in: interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, coping skills, and mindfulness.Ms. Everhart also teaches the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills. Additionally, Ms.Everhart grounds her sessions in a client-centered approach, and provides positive regard for all patients regardless of individual expression.

Ms.Everhart is a mother of two young children, and resides with her family in Placer County. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking in the Sierra foothills, and curling up with a good book.