Last edited 03/01/2024

Ericka Gardener NP

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a professional woman of color, who grew up in a disadvantaged background, I understand the importance of eliminating barriers to mental health treatment accessibility.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Ericka is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who treats a wide range of mental health concerns including adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, thought disorders, sleep issues, and substance use disorders. She is passionate about providing holistic care and is a fervent client advocate, ensuring that the client's needs are at the center of care and ensuring that clients are connected to appropriate resources, when gaps in healthcare are identified. Ericka received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Saint Joseph. Ericka utilizes a person-centered approach to providing care. She is an advocate for providing gender-affirming and culturally sensitive care. In addition to utilizing her exceptional critical thinking skills when evaluating clients, and determining the most appropriate treatment options, Ericka also incorporates therapy modalities into treatment including the following: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), trauma-informed care, and solution-focused interventions. Everyone experiences challenges at some point in life. No one should feel alone in navigating through life's trials. Ericka's life motto is, "You grow through what you go through." Ericka would love to assist you in navigating life's challenges. If you feel that Ericka's values as a provider would be a great fit for you, please schedule an appointment with her today.




General Expertise




Anger management

Anorexia nervosa

Bipolar disorder

Sleep & insomnia issues

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

In-Network Insurance



Cigna EAP



Oxford Health Plans


First Session$300
Individual Therapy$210
Marriage & Couples Counseling$210
Family Therapy$210
Group Therapy$210

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Connecticut, NP, 8158


Master of Science in Nursing, University of Saint Joseph

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Frequently Asked Questions About Ericka Gardener, NP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Ericka Gardener, NP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Ericka Gardener accepting new clients?

Yes, Ericka Gardener is accepting new clients for online therapy in Connecticut and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford, 846 Farmington Ave Suite 4, West Hartford, CT, 06119.

Does Ericka Gardener accept insurance?

Yes, Ericka Gardener accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and Oxford Health Plans.

What types of therapy does Ericka Gardener offer?

Ericka Gardener offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Ericka Gardener offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Ericka Gardener offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford, 846 Farmington Ave Suite 4, West Hartford, CT, 06119.

Does Ericka Gardener offer online therapy?

Yes, Ericka Gardener offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Connecticut.

How quickly can I see Ericka Gardener?

Ericka Gardener typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Ericka Gardener speak?

Ericka Gardener conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Ericka Gardener online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Ericka Gardener online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.