Erika Malm, LCSW
Owner & Director
Life is worth living when we feel authentic and genuine, and engage in meaningful relationships. The more you live in alignment with your values and unique sense of purpose, the better you will feel.
Sadness, grief, disappointment and hurt are natural emotions. Feeling chronically anxious, fearful, inadequate, depressed, or unlovable are not. These unrelenting feelings come from an injury (or injuries) that hasn’t healed. Regardless of where your emotional injury comes from, you can heal these wounds.
I work from a foundation of attachment theory — with the premise that people thrive emotionally and physically when in healthy, connected relationships. The first of which is with yourself. I’m also informed by interpersonal neurobiology and spirituality in mental health.
In my work with couples, individuals & families, my goal is to help you to connect or reconnect with your sense of meaning in order to carve out a life that is fulfilling. Through our work together, you can develop successful strategies to address daily challenges, and find avenues to thrive instead of merely survive in life.
I hold a Masters in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work, and completed the Two-Year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. My other post-graduate trainings and certificate programs include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Encountered Centered Couples Therapy (ECCT), and Self-Hypnosis.
I have practiced Transcendental Meditation (TM) and yoga for over 25 years, and I am a Registered Yoga Teacher. I hold the strong belief that healing the mind can only happen when we tend to the whole body.
Collaborating with other committed providers (including primary medical doctors, acupuncturists, body workers, psychiatrists, dietitians and others), I ensure patients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible.
Please call (212) 461-4249, or email me using the form below so we can talk more about what you’re looking for and how I can help.