Eric Weiss, MA, AMFT, focuses on depression, anxiety and trauma-related concerns. For over a decade, he has specialized in working with men and boys developing authentic masculinity in a group format through the Mankind Project. Running an anger management group at Fairfax High School and collaborating with students at the Larchmont Charter School, he has guided youth to harness their natural desire to grow and develop. His advanced training includes Narrative and Gestalt modalities at the Southern California Counseling Center, CRM/TRM at the Trauma Resource Institute, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 2.
Eric’s work as a therapist is informed by his background as an actor, director, and photographer. Across those disciplines and into his therapeutic work, Eric has maintained an abiding inquiry into how we allow ourselves to see, be seen, and be met. What started as an outward, artistic expression has deepened over time into an inner exploration of healing as an essential, creative act.
His approach is based in an understanding of the importance of the body-mind connection in supporting work on issues such as anxiety and depression. His work includes a somatic focus, using principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This approach recognizes that the client has the necessary resources available within them; the work is to support the discovery and bringing forth of these inherent strengths.
Creating a sense of safety and trust is the necessary foundation. From there, Eric’s work aims to help connect to and express one’s purpose; to thrive. To this end, Eric pursued an additional Master of Arts in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, in order to incorporate modalities that consider that the mind-body connection and also include a spiritual level that helps us tap into our highest self.