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    Eric van der Voort, PsyD, CST, CSWT

    How I Approach Therapy

    Therapy is most helpful when it is a collaborative, enlightening, and empowering process of self-discovery and transformation. Healthy dashes of humor and levity don’t hurt, either. My style is down-to-earth, nonjudgmental, direct, intuitive, and playfully engaging. It is informed by years of clinical experience, active involvement in post-licensure education and training, and professional mentorship from some of the world’s leading sex therapists and authors on sex and sexuality, Drs. Marty Klein and Margaret Nichols.

    What Happens in Therapy

    In therapy, you are welcomed into a safe and serene environment within which you are supported to observe and work through difficult thoughts, uncomfortable feelings, and unhelpful patterns in your life. I’ll ask you important questions you’ve likely not yet asked yourself, and I’ll introduce you to new perspectives that can fundamentally change how you approach problem solving. Throughout your therapeutic journey, you’re supported in thinking of yourself and your concerns differently, where change might be much easier to achieve than you expected. I invite you to look forward to exploring new ways of crafting your most fulfilling life, both in and out of the bedroom!

    Where Therapy Happens

    Appointments take place on a secure & HIPAA-compliant Video Telehealth platform called SimplePractice. You can easily access sessions from your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, giving you the flexibility to get the right treatment without disrupting your day.

    My Commitment to You

    Not satisfied with simply helping you to feel “less bad,” you have my commitment and support as you pursue pleasure, experience more moments of joy, and create a life worth celebrating.

    Finding the right Psychologist or Certified Sex Therapist can be a frustrating and time consuming process. People sometimes need assistance getting connected to the right provider for their needs. When you schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation or your first 60-minute Initial Evaluation for Therapy appointment, we’ll review your concerns and goals for therapy. If we both agree that we’d be a good fit, your healing has just started. However, if another provider or treatment approach that I don’t offer might be better suited to your needs, I’ll gladly provide you with those referrals. It’s that simple.

    Ready to take the first step?

    Clinical Background

    I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, a SASH Certified Sexual Wellness Therapist, and have been licensed as a Psychologist since 2015 (PSY27892).

    For years, I proudly served as a Clinical Psychologist at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. I treated individuals, couples, families, and groups in the Dual Diagnosis, Trauma, and Veterans programs. I was later recruited to work at Sharp McDonald Center, a residential chemical dependency treatment facility.

    In addition, I have greatly enjoyed serving as a Clinical Supervisor at Sharp HealthCare and New Vistas Crisis House in Downtown San Diego, In that role, I trained, supervised, and mentored the clinical and professional development of graduate students studying psychology, social work, professional clinical counseling, and marriage and family therapy. In 2018, I made the leap and opened my own private practice.

    These days, I absolutely love the work I do. I feel grateful to be able to blend my clinical experience and training with my biggest passion: helping others to enjoy better sex and overall wellness. I look forward to helping you in those areas, as well.


    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2014)
    American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County (APA-Accredited)

    Masters in Clinical Psychology (2011)
    American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County (APA-Accredited)

    Bachelors in Sociology with Minor in Psychology (2008)
    University of Redlands

    Outside of the Therapy Room

    I enjoy my free time playing beach volleyball, gardening, creating art, traveling to tropical locations, sharing laughs and experiences with loved ones, and spending time with my dog, Bear. I also love exploring all the beautiful neighborhoods, beaches, and restaurants that San Diego offers.

    Links to My Professional Profiles