Hello! My name is Erica Hochanadel (she/her/hers). I am a queer identified human sexuality professional providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, families, and folks in non-dyadic relationship structures. I received a dual master’s degree in Social Work and Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University.
My specialization is sex and relational therapy, although I am adept at working with folks presenting with a wide spectrum of concerns. I utilize a systemic approach while incorporating integrative theoretical interventions. Theoretical models that I frequently employ include attachment theory, cognitive behavioral theory, narrative theory, and family systems theory. Trauma focused therapy and somatic practices are incorporated throughout my work. I have completed the level one Gottman training and pull many of my assessments and interventions from The Gottman Method when working with folks in partnerships.
My areas of therapeutic focus include:
- LGBTQIA+ Experiences
- Gender Exploration and Transitions
- Ethical Nonmonogamy
- Kink and BDSM
- Sexual Trauma
- Erectile Dysfunctions
- Infertility and IVF
- Anxiety Disorders
- Developmental and Life Transitions
- Intersecting Identities
- Interpersonal communication and Connection
I cultivate a therapeutic environment rooted in empathy, validation, enthusiasm, and authenticity. I commit to co-creating the therapeutic journey with you, displaying cultural humility, utilizing humor, and oscillating between warmth and directness to ensure an efficacious therapeutic experience. I am excited to meet you and begin working together!