Erika Shershun, MA, MFT

Therapy4u San Francisco Bay Area Psychot



Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive training in Somatic Psychotherapy, an integrative approach that brings awareness to the entirety of an individual. This includes the experience of your physical body along with your thoughts, emotions, and essence or soul. My practice is trauma-informed, intersectional and anti-oppressive. I'll support you in movement toward greater presence, self agency, self acceptance, connection, insight and meaning.

My Approach 

Therapy is a collaborative process; we begin your session by checking in to see what's most present for you. With focused attention to both your stated goals and what is palpable within the room, I'll make suggestions and together we'll determine the day's exploration. At times the work will be creative and playful, other times we will go deep. To keep you engaged in the process and help you achieve lasting results, I'll suggest homework, often in the form of a daily practice. It's only through practice that we master what we wish to become proficient in.


My Specialties include:

  • Assault and Sexual Assault Survivors - please see our group page to learn about my ongoing survivors group.

  • Familial Relational Wounds and Traumas

  • Working with Artists and Performers

  • EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) extremely effective in nullifying triggers and phobias



                 The Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook will be available

                 July 2021 at New Harbinger, Amazon and other retailers.

                 Visit the Healing Sexual Trauma website for more


For a more detailed list of the issues I treat please take a look at my Individuals and Survivors pages on my website.

I see clients weekly in my San Francisco's Financial District office (online currently due to COVID 19), and offer online therapy for those residing in California, or coaching for those who live elsewhere.

My Background

A long time resident of San Francisco, I received an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Psychotherapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Additional education includes certification in all Psycho-Physical Therapy Professional Trainings, and participation in a broad range of trainings including EMDR, Somatic Experiancing, Body-Mind Centering, Focusing, Internal Family Systems, Mindsight, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Trauma Solutions. I became fascinated with somatic therapy years ago while training in Trigger Point Therapy, experiencing first hand how trauma is stored in our cells until integrated or released. This lead to a deep passion for helping clients experience an easing up or subsiding of symptoms related to trauma and anxiety, replaced with an expansive sense of well-being, peace, and purpose. If this resonates with you I encourage you to contact me, we can discuss steps to create movement toward your unique vision of health, vitality, and the future you wish to grow. 

To learn more about Erika and to check out her blog visit

To contact Erika directly for a free 20 min. consult call 415.570.9409