Faculty: Erika Boissiere

Erika Boissiere, LMFT

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business
650-224-0783
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
Erika Boissiere

Erika Boissiere is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT #84047) who specializes in couples counseling and is based out of San Francisco, California. She is the founder of The Relationship Therapy Group, a practice located in San Francisco dedicated to treating couples using cognitive behavioral therapy. An adjunct instructor teaching master level courses to students who are studying to be marriage and family therapists, she is also a contributing author to Forbes, writing on business and relationships.



Before becoming a therapist, Erika worked for nearly a decade in the financial services sector for firms such as BlackRock and other buy-side/ sell-side firms. Her background in the corporate world allows her to bring a practicality and tool-based approach to her therapy with couples as well as her teaching. She is married to Philip Boissiere, also a marriage and family therapist, and they share a young daughter and son.



Erika received a Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, where she received training in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a double major in Economics and Political Science.


COURSES TAUGHT

PSYCH 325
Principles of Couple & Family Counseling

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Couples Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

EDUCATION

  • MA in Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
  • BS in Economics, University of Colorado Boulder
  • BA in Political Science, University of Colorado Boulder

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2015 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2014 - Present: Founder, The Relationship Institute of San Francisco
  • 2011 - 2013: Haight Ashbury Psychological Service, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
  • 2009 - 2011: University of San Francisco, Center for Child and Family Development, Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Board of Directors, Vice President, Haight Ashbury Psychological Services
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Member
  • Association for Family Therapy in Northern California