About Me

My name is Erika A. Cadenas, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California's scenic Central Coast. I have been working in the mental health field for 9 years as a bilingual and bicultural clinician. I have worked at community nonprofits with adults and youth struggling with depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues.

I have a 6 year old daughter and a 3 month old son. When I became a mother for the first time, my whole world changed. After a very challenging pregnancy and a very traumatic birth experience, I struggled from the baby blues and postpartum anxiety. The delivery of my second child led me to pursue a specialty in perinatal mental health. As a mom of two, I can relate to the many physical and emotional changes that your body and psyche will go through during and after pregnancy. Postpartum mental health is very real and it affects so many moms, yet is often not normalized nor talked about. 

      Contact me to set-up a complimentary 15 minute consultation.          

 I'm looking forward to supporting you during what can be a beautiful, challenging and in-between pregnancy and motherhood experience. 

Education & Additional Training 

Master's of Arts in Psychology from Brandman University 

Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from San Jose State University 

PSI Perinatal Mental Health 2-Day Certificate Course

PSI Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Course

Fun Facts 

I love to bake, carrot is my specialty.

I practice yoga and mindfulness meditation. 

I love coffee and tea. 

I enjoy spending time with my daughter and son. 

Walks are a must.