Erica Lima LCSW

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What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

I really value the ongoing development of the therapeutic relationship. We take up space in therapy talking about what was liked/not liked, offensive, didn't land right, or what you may want to ask for but don't know how. I believe that this type of honesty can birth deeper attachment and transformation.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Growing up I navigated complex institutional/religious trauma, and enmeshed family dynamics with undiagnosed mental health issues. These experiences inspired my work as a therapist to stop the tabooed culture and stigma around identifying trauma, that allows others to heal and break free from it. My background in Social Work has fueled my passion to disrupting harmful systems of oppression that get internalized into our thoughts and bodies. I hope that we can begin the conversation that unlocks your liberation and healing.



Relationship Issues

Attachment issues

Body image issues


General Expertise




Caregiver stress & support

College & graduate student issues

Identity development

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Parenting issues



First Session


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Somatic Therapy

Training / Certifications

Internal Family Systems (Pesi, Inc)

Somatic Attachment Therapy Certificate (April 2022)


CA, LCSW, 107354


Masters of Social Work

Work History

I have come along side people of various background, and walks of life all struggling for relief and healing. Whether that be in community mental health agencies working with trauma, addiction, self-worth, mood disorders or parenting support ; or in private practice settings with victims of crime, grief/loss, anxiety, religious trauma, perinatal/postpartum depression, couples therapy, & women's issues.


3620 Long Beach Boulevard Suite C6 , Long Beach, 90807, CA