Erin Oden, LCSW

About Me

I am a Licensed Psychotherapist who is passionate about helping people to help themselves. I utilize a strengths-based approach, as I work to help my clients gain and maintain increased insight and self-efficacy, so that they can better achieve their goals. I find joy in this work, as I realize that everyone has difficulties in life, no matter how big or small. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, negative self-image, addiction, food issues or low self-esteem, I am here to walk the path beside you, as you learn to cope in a healthy, empowered manner. I specialize in treatment of trauma related issues, substance use issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I am trained as an EMDR therapist and I utilize a trauma informed approach in my practice. I also enjoy providing coaching to clients who want to focus on building internal strength and moving forward in their lives. All too often, unfortunate life circumstances, difficult experiences and painful challenges lead to the belief of negative and untrue definitions of self. My goal is to help my clients to challenge those untrue beliefs, and then realize their intrinsic worthiness, value and goodness, so that they can move forward and embrace their lives wholeheartedly.

Education & Experience

University of California, Santa Barbara, BA 2007 University of Southern California, MSW, 2014 Experience as a Clinical Leader in the Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis field. Experience as a Clinical Leader in the treatment of Eating Disorders. Trauma Infomed and EMDR Trained, in treatment of trauma related issues and disorders (PTSD, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Lack of Self-worth, Negative Self-Image).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


Out of Network (can provide Superbill)