Erin Todhunter, Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

AMFT# 115247       erin@mcaft.com          650-297-2400 x 7

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor APCC #6770

Areas of Special Interest:

CHILDREN & TEENS: Anxiety, OCD, stress, overwhelm, peer challenges, adjustment to school, self identity, grief & loss, life transitions,
ADULTS: Couples, adults with anxiety, OCD, depression, relationship / communication challenges, life transitions, grief & loss, maternal anxiety / depression, infertility, pregnancy loss, maternal loss, parenting support.

Erin believes strongly in the value of therapy as a way of addressing unresolved issues, getting unstuck and finding new and better ways of being in relationship with oneself and others. Her theoretical orientation is rooted in person-centered, humanistic, attachment and psychodynamic principles and her manner is warm, gentle, intuitive and collaborative. She believes in our vast potential for self-directed growth and transformation. She takes a holistic perspective, considering the many ways in which the mind, body, and spirit might be impacting the quality of life.

Experience:

Before joining Mindful Child and Family Therapy, Erin worked as bereavement counselor with Mission Hospice. She supported children, adults and families through many different types and stages of the grieving process.

Erin also worked for five years as a Resident Fellow at Stanford University, overseeing a dorm of over 200 student residents at a time, for a total of over 1,000 over the course of five years. She gained a wealth of experience supporting teens / young adults who were experiencing social and academic pressure, dealing with identity issues and navigating relationship challenges with peers, romantic partners and family members. With her warmth, care and wisdom, Erin was able to establish strong connections, understand and support a wide range of Stanford students  at a very important stage in their lives.

In addition, drawing on her experience as a wife and parent of three children, Erin understands the joys and challenges that come from being in relationships with those we love.

Education:

Erin received her Bachelor’s degree in French from UC Berkeley and her Master’s in Counseling from Sonoma State University.

Training:

Erin’s areas of special interest include: childhood / teen anxiety, adult anxiety / depression, life transitions, parenting, self-esteem, grief, and loss.

Supervisor: Jaclyn Long, MFT #47100