Meet our Team
Erica Rogers, Ph.D.
Dr. Erica Rogers is a practicing clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience working with children, families, and adults in therapeutic settings. She graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, and after her time as an Environmental Action Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa, she went on to complete her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York.
Erica’s areas of expertise include treating and working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, and identity development during emerging adulthood. Erica is passionate about ecopsychology and the importance of bringing children and teens into natural spaces where they are able to both build self-esteem, confidence, self-regulation and mindfulness skills while developing empathy and a curiosity about conservation and environmental ethics. She worked as a therapist and research consultant at Green Chimneys Children's Center, a therapeutic day school and residential treatment center on a farm with a focus on animal-assisted therapy. Her grant-funded dissertation research was based in Burkina Faso studying the development of empathy in children who observe elephants in the wild.
Erica has completed training in Wilderness Therapy and has worked throughout her career to move people towards wellness through the implementation of traditional therapeutic interventions with those that build on the human connection to the natural world."