erica chow

Erica Chow, PsyD.

Clinical Director of MPS Tyson's Corner

Pronouns: She/Her
Populations Served: Adults, Children, Couples, Parents, Teens
Specialties: Anxiety, Parenting Support, Relationships
Locations: Tysons Corner, Virtual

Dr. Chow earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), Washington, D.C. campus, an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program. She also obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from TCSPP, Washington, D.C. campus and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Dr. Chow has over 11 years of clinical experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings including: a therapeutic day school, public charter schools, multidisciplinary private practices, and outpatient clinics including The Child and Family Therapy Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Chow completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at a community mental health center in New York City. At this urban setting, she had the pleasure of providing bilingual psychotherapy in Cantonese and English to first- and second-generation immigrants. Additionally, Dr. Chow provided crisis interventions to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples at this community mental health center. Dr. Chow completed her post-doctoral fellowship in an outpatient psychotherapy clinic where she conducted comprehensive psychological evaluations and individual, couples, and family psychotherapy.

Dr. Chow specializes in treating children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Specific areas of interest include: anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, relationship issues, trauma, and adjustment-related distress.

To best meet the unique needs of her individual clients, Dr. Chow utilizes a client-centered and systemic approach to treatment while highlighting cognitive-behavioral, emotional, and relational aspects. With couples she integrates techniques from the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. She has an open and warm therapeutic style which puts clients at ease. Dr. Chow greatly values diversity and culture and empowers her clients to develop a more accepting and compassionate self.

Dr. Chow is a member of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), APA Divisions 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) and 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP), Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists (NVCP), and International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). Dr. Chow has completed The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy Levels, I, II, and III trainings, and the Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) training. Additionally, Dr. Chow serves on the Board of Directors for Parenting Culture, a Board member for NVCP, and an adjunct faculty for TCSPP, Washington, DC campus.