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Erika Updegrove, Psy.D., M.Ed., BCBA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in SoHo, New York, NY


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Erika Updegrove, Psy.D., M.Ed., BCBA

Dr. Erika Updegrove, Psy.D., M.Ed., BCBA, of Thriving Center of Psychology, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. She received her doctoral training from the William James College and has over 15 years of experience in the clinical field.

Dr. Updegrove approaches therapy from a mindfulness-based and holistic perspective to address the person as a whole: mind, body and spirit. She is experienced in utilizing evidence-based treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness, and specializes in treating people with chronic illness/health issues, substance use disorders, and anxiety. She has also gained much success throughout her work with clients who suffer from sleep difficulties, autism, ADHD, and depression.

Client Concerns I Treat


Academic Concerns
Addiction and Substance use
Adoption and Reunion Issues
Anger Management
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder
Blended Family Issues
Body Image
Borderline Personality Disorder
Career Issues
Child or Adolescent Issues
Chronic Impulsivity
Chronic Pain
Commitment Obstacles
Communication Problems
Creative Blocks
Developmental Disorders
Digital Addiction
Dual Diagnosis
Emerging Adulthood
Emotional Disturbance
Existential Crisis or Transition
Family conflict
Fear of Failure
Gambling Addiction
Gender Identity
Grief and Bereavement
Health-related Concerns or Chronic Illness
Imposter Syndrome
Intrusive Thoughts
Job Coaching
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
LGBTQ+ Related Issues
Money-related Stress
Multicultural issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Parenting Issues
Peak Performance
Peer Relationships
Performance Anxiety
Personality Disorders
Post-Partum Depression
Pregnancy-related Stress
Pregnancy Prenatal and Postpartum Issues
Race-related Stress
Relationship issues
Sexual Addiction
Sexual Assault and Abuse
Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual Fear
Sexual Issues
Sexual Orientation
Social Life
Spiritual Crisis or Transition
Substance Abuse
Suicidal Feelings
Weight Loss
Women’s Obstacles
Workplace issues
Young Adulthood


"Erika provides a safe environment to open up and feel understood without any judgement. She helped me understand my own behavior and what I was going through. She helped me reflect on my past in a way I could make informed decisions for my future. All in all, very helpful!"
-L.T., ZocDoc Review

"What I appreciate most about Erika is her ability to know exactly what I need. There are times I need her to just listen, and times I need her to call me out and not be afraid to be honest. It shows how she is really skilled in what she does."
-S.F., ZocDoc Review

"Erika helped me work through what was possibly the hardest and most emotionally stressful stage of my life. She helped me grapple with my emotions, focus on my desired outcomes and was respectful, supportive and encouraging throughout. I have nothing but positive things to say about her and her professionalism."
T.M., ZocDoc Review

"I had been struggling with depression after a breakup with my partner. Dr. Updegrove helped me to feel happier. I was devastated and hopeless but she helped me focus on what I want out of life and helped me build the confidence I needed to get those things. I am so grateful that I met her!"
-R.H., ZocDoc Review