Approach + Background
Psychologist and Sex Therapist in San Diego
Asking for help is hard! I hope to make your process of getting quality care as easy as possible. My name is Dr. Eric van der Voort and I am a sex-positive, LGBTQ+ inclusive, and kink-affirming psychologist and sex therapist in San Diego. I provide individual psychotherapy and sex therapy services via Telehealth to adults with anxiety, depression, sexual concerns, relationship issues, substance use, and grief.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, empowering, and evidence-based. With a belief in the healing powers of appropriate humor and levity, I am an active, genuine, and nonjudgmental provider. I offer a safe environment to help unburden you from difficult thoughts, painful feelings, and unhelpful patterns. I ask the questions you may not be asking yourself, so you can start thinking of yourself in a different kind of way. Patients also develop new coping skills, discover more helpful ways of thinking, and explore new ways of living a fulfilling life, both in and out of the bedroom.
After earning my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA-Accredited American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University – Orange County in 2014, I completed a rigorous 2000-hour post-doctoral fellowship training in the Cognitive and DBT-Informed Skills intensive outpatient programs at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. Licensed in 2015, I served concurrently as the only psychologist in several of Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital’s other outpatient programs. I treated individuals, groups, families, and couples in the Dual Diagnosis program, Trauma program, and Veterans program. Later, I was recruited to work at Sharp McDonald Center, a residential chemical dependency treatment facility. In addition, I have served as a Clinical Supervisor to master’s and doctoral-level therapists at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Sharp McDonald Center, and New Vistas Crisis House.
Since pursuing my dream of opening my private practice in 2018, I remain grateful for the privilege of helping my patients do their most meaningful work. Under the mentorship of world-renowned sex therapist and author, Marty Klein, Ph.D., I share my passion and expertise in the field of Sex Therapy with my patients. Outside of the therapy room, I love playing beach volleyball, sharing laughs with friends and family, and spending time with my dog, Bear. I also enjoy exploring all the beautiful neighborhoods, beaches, and restaurants that San Diego offers.
Fees + FAQs
Standard Professional Fees
Initial Phone Consultation:
15 minutes: Free
Initial Evaluation for Therapy:
60 minutes: $250
60 minutes: $200
90 minutes: $300
FAQ: Do you offer a sliding scale?
Yes, I offer a sliding scale that is based on financial need. Please ask about any current sliding scale openings during your Initial Phone Consultation.
FAQ: Do you take insurance?
- Beginning January 1st, 2022, I will no longer take insurance. This decision was made to minimize unnecessary and time-consuming administrative burdens that take me away from direct patient care. I also decided this to eliminate insurance-related barriers to accessing quality care that many patients face, and to circumvent the clinically contraindicated restrictions that insurance companies impose on treatment. My priority is providing excellent care to my patients regardless of their insurance plan.
FAQ: How do I get reimbursed from my PPO insurance?
At your request, I can provide you with a superbill that you submit with a claim to your insurance. Depending on your benefits and in accordance with your plan policy, your insurance will then reimburse you directly. Patients are responsible for verifying their out-of-network benefits with their insurance carrier prior to treatment.
Book Your Appointment
Initial Phone Consultation
Schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation.
A phone consultation is required for all prospective patients.