Erika Jung, PhD
Dr. Erika Jung is a licensed psychologist (PSY30770) who has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings across the continuum of care. She utilizes an integrative and client-centered approach, striving to honor the lived experience of each person and to understand the impact of sociocultural narratives of privilege and power. With consideration of each individual’s unique identity, culture, and context, she flexibly applies evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and motivational interviewing.
Dr. Jung's therapeutic style is active, collaborative, curious, and compassionate. What she finds most meaningful about being a therapist is the trust placed in the therapeutic relationship, and therefore she recognizes the importance of finding a therapist who is the right match. She believes therapy is most effective when it creates a safe space for exploration of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with openness and nonjudgment in order to make changes toward specific therapeutic goals.
Dr. Jung’s areas of clinical focus include eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and adjustment to life transitions. In addition to her clinical work conducting therapy with individuals and groups, she is also frequently consulted by other professionals regarding the treatment of eating disorders and the provision of size-inclusive healthcare services. She is committed to helping individuals, families, and communities heal from the harmful impact of diet culture by utilizing a Health at Every Size (HAES®) approach focused on body liberation.
Dr. Jung received her BA from Brown University. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology (health psychology focus) from Northwestern University. She completed her internship training at Stanford University Counseling and Psychological Services and her postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City. Prior to co-founding Beyond Measure, she was a staff psychologist at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City, where she provided services in English and Spanish as a Qualified Bilingual Service Provider. She volunteers for the San Francisco Bay Area Asylum Mental Health Project conducting pro bono mental health evaluations for people seeking asylum in the US.