Erika Swift Holtermann. Ph.D

 Dr. Jeff Daly

Licensed Clinical Psychologist  PSY24132
Specialization in Child Health Psychologyand Behavioral Health Service for Military Families

Dr. Holtermann has expertise in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and their families. She has specialized training and experience working with youth with chronic and acute medical conditions (e.g.,eating disorders, obesity, sleep disturbance, pain management, gastrointestinal problems, cancer and diabetes) as well as providing deployment related behavioral health services for military families. Her treatment approach is designed based on the child's developmental level, family needs and individual strengths, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (integrating Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment approaches), Motivational Interviewing, Parent Training and Behavioral Management. Examples of specialty areas in which Dr. Holtermann provides developmentally-appropriate assessment and intervention:

  • Coping with chronic/acute illness (e.g., diabetes, asthma, treatment adherence)
  • Eating Disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia, picky eating)
  • Sleep problems (e.g., independent sleeping, insomnia, nightmares, sleep walking)
  • Military lifestyle (i.e., deployment related behavioral health)
  • Parent-child relationship issues (e.g., conflict mediation, communication training)
  • Anxiety (e.g., phobias, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, separation)
  • Pain Management (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome, headache)
  • Depression (e.g., mood difficulties, trouble functioning at home/school)
  • Behavior problems at home and school
  • Attention problems (e.g., attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Peer difficulties (e.g., bullying, social skills training)
  • Coping with divorce/remarriage
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Loss and grief

Dr. Holtermann is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (California #PSY24132) who received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and a doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve University. She received pre-doctoral internship training at Nationwide Children's Hospital (formerly Columbus Children's Hospital) and a postdoctoral residency at Georgetown University specializing in child health psychology. Prior to moving to San Diego, Dr. Holtermann served as an Assistant Professor at Georgetown and Alliant International Universities. She has also received a Military and Veteran Behavioral Health Post-Master's Certificate from the Center for Deployment Psychology at Widener University.