Clinical Program Faculty

Erica Pool, PsyD
Adjunct Faculty

BS Psychology, Yale University, 2012
MA Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute, 2019
PsyD Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute, 2021

Dr. Erica Pool is a cognitive-behavioral therapist who works primarily through an acceptance-based and compassion-focused lens. She is strives to provide psychotherapy to adolescents and adults that is outcomes-oriented, evidence-based, and deeply embedded in the stories and realities of each of our lived cultural experiences. Her area of expertise is in anxious avoidance processes, including generalized anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and sleep disorders. She has trained at the Wright Institute School-Based Collaboration, the Berkeley CBT Clinic, the Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinic, and completed her internship at Kaiser Walnut Creek Chemical Dependency Services. She has a background in neuroimaging research at Yale, UC Berkeley, and the VA Northern California Health Care System Program in Rehabilitation Neuroscience. She has worked with several mental health startups, as well as partnered with mental health organizations to integrate measurement-based care into clinical service systems.

In addition to her part-time faculty position with the Wright Institute, Dr. Pool is a Psychological Associate with Peninsula Behavioral Health and in private practice with Dr. Jocelyn Sze of CBT San Francisco. At PBH she works in the Eating Disorders specialty clinic, ThriveUP, and the Trauma-Recovery speciality clinic. Dr. Pool is a co-author of "The Healing Emotional Pain Workbook" published in April 2022 by New Harbinger, and continues to pursue opportunities to write and disseminate clinical information to increase access to care. Dr. Pool's non-psychology interests include writing fiction, painting, rock climbing, and co-captaining her mixed-gender ultimate frisbee team.