Erika Shershun (She/Her)

Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
 therapist: Erika Shershun,
Online in California
I specialize in helping trauma survivors, especially survivors of childhood and/or adult sexual trauma, reclaim the life they were meant to live. If you're struggling with symptoms related to trauma, such as being easily triggered, anxiety or depression, dissociation (feeling spaced out, numb, unable to ground, or connect to your body's sensations) trouble sleeping, nightmares, or flashbacks and more, you're in the right place (for an extensive list of trauma symptoms check out my post My goal is to help you get the results you're looking for while offering lots of needed compassion and understanding. I'm the author of the Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook, the upcoming Healing Sexual Trauma Guided Journal (2024), and teacher of the PESI Sexual Trauma Clinical Training. I'm dedicated to supporting my clients as they navigate their healing journey.

Client Focus

Session Format: Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult
Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+, Men, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • EMDR
  • Experiential
  • Integrative
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
Approach Description: My approach is compassionate and supportive while at the same time direct. I want to see you get the results you're looking for, even if you don't quite yet know what that is. At the beginning of each session I'll give you space to check in and let me know how you're feeling, next we'll decide what we want to focus on, keeping in mind your overarching goals, and then we'll delve into some deeper healing work together. I draw on somatic psychotherapy, EMDR, neuroscience, energy psychology, self-compassion, mindfulness, and parts work along with the more traditional psychodynamic approach. I'll introduce you to practices and other tools, teach you why they're useful and when to use them. Practice is important because healing doesn't happen in therapy alone, it happens when you apply what you learn in therapy to the rest of your week. It's about embodying new ways of being in connection with yourself, others, and the world around you.

Education & Credentials

Erika Shershun MA, LMFT
  • Female
  • License # 102562
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 2013
Education: I received my Masters in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, trained at the Center for Somatic Psychology, & Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center before entering private practice. For a list of further trainings & certificates please visit


  • Average Session Fee $200.
  • Out of Network

Erika Shershun Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: I use a HIPAA compliant platform for online video sessions that sends a day before and day of reminder for sessions.
Erika Shershun Practice Description
I'm grateful to be doing the work I'm doing and passionate about helping people to heal from trauma and grief of all types. If you're struggling with trauma there are many potential symptoms that you may be experiencing, from persistent triggers, flashbacks, nightmares, and dissociation, to depression, anxiety, and more complex health issues. I take all of this into account and personalize your healing based on your unique set of symptoms. Immersed in the work of healing I've facilitated groups, supervised trainees and associates, teach an online PESI course for therapists, and I'm writing my second book for survivors (all are listed above and under specialties). I believe that learning is a lifetime endeavor and enjoy staying current with the research on trauma and all that's related. My clients have expressed appreciation for this, and I am humbled for all that I learn from them.

Practice Overview

Available online
11 Years Experience
Group, Individual

Office Hours

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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