MEET OUR TEAM
Elizabeth Weiner, M.A., LMFT #109510
Thank you for valuing yourself enough to access support. You are on the right path. Much of my work has focused on supporting individuals managing the symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, family discord, school avoidance, body dysmorphia, and disordered eating.
My goal for working with you is to achieve the most profound change in the shortest period of time. Being influenced by body-based modalities such as Somatic Experiencing and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), we are able to go beyond traditional dialogue together and access trauma stored in the body.
Combining these practices with a relationship based in authenticity is what I have experienced to be the key to progress. My approach is especially beneficial when working with clients who are experiencing physical manifestations of their emotional suffering.
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional- PESI, Inc
Mindfulness Fundamentals and Mindful Curriculum Training -Mindful Schools
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Attachment, Intimacy, and Trauma- Therapy Mastermind Circle
Somatic Experiencing Beginning I- Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
EMDR Basic Training- EMDR Institute, Inc. Brainspotting Level II
"Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the event itself. They arise when residual energy from the experience is not discharged from the body. This energy remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds" - Peter Levine
Ericka Carrick, M.S., LMFT #109023
ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider
(Ericka is an associated independent practitioner)
Hello and welcome to the start of your journey. My practice is dedicated to helping those who are struggling with challenges in their lives and feeling stuck and unable to move forward. Sometimes you are aware of the issues that are causing these problems and at other times you are not and need support, understanding and guidance.
In my office we will take that step to uncover what may be an underlying issue that keeps you held back in continuing your journey toward a rewarding life. These issues can cause many symptoms including depression, anxiety, school refusal, relationship disputes, somatic symptoms and behavioral problems to name a few.
Once we have established the issue and where you need the most support, together we will collaborate to create the treatment plan that is unique to you, so instead of just surviving, you can THRIVE.
My specialties lie in working with adults, teens and children with ADHD and their often co-occurring problems with depression, anxiety and oppositional defiance. If you have questions about whether you suffer with ADHD, those can be answered after a thorough assessment at the office.
I have extensive work experience not only in private practice, I also work in the special education department in the school setting and am very adept at helping parents advocate for their children as well as helping teachers implement strategies in their classrooms.
I also work with couples who are having relational problems which are impacting the whole family and strive toward helping them become partners in their marriage.
Together we will create the safe and nonjudgmental environment you need in order to work toward the life you want to lead.
Derek Bush M.S., AMFT #109691
Supervised by Elizabeth Weiner MA, LMFT 109510
I very much respect and appreciate your choice to begin therapy, which I understand is not always an easy choice to make.
I believe passionately that kindness and compassion are two of the most important qualities in a therapist and I strive to embody those qualities in my life and work every day. Helping others brings me joy and great pride. I am passionate about helping people navigate depression, anxiety and mood disorders, as well as many other issues with a very integrative, existential, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness oriented approach.
I am also a big believer in the importance of including group work in an effective treatment plan. I discovered the importance of group therapy while supporting young adults at Engage Treatment Program. I also supported countless youth and families while working as an intensive school based therapist at Conejo Valley Unified School District.
I received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University.