Embracing Gender Challenges
Thank you for your interest in the expertise of Dr. Erica Anderson, psychologist and gender specialist. She has a dizzying press schedule as well as a full therapy practice, so please be patient as we endeavor to fit your interview in. In the meantime, we have put together some resources to make your job easier.
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Erica E. Anderson, Ph.D.
I live a life inspired by a desire to make a difference in this world, Improving social justice and emotional well-being for uniquely identified people everywhere.
Optimism and hope are my drivers, along with a keen sense of humor which has helped me navigate the stormy seas of my unique journey.
I was married for thirty years and have raised two wonderful children to adulthood.
Many years of counseling led to my decision to make the transition to living as myself, a woman. After transitioning to Erica a decade ago, I have been operating a private practice, doing public speaking, media consultation and legal consultation.
Erica E. Anderson, Ph.D. is an accomplished clinical psychologist, academic administrator, healthcare executive, professor, and consultant. During a career that spans 4 decades she has held academic appointments in health psychology, public health, clinical psychology, healthcare management and pediatrics.
At The University of California San Francisco (2016-2021) she served on the medical staff of UCSF Benioff in behavioral pediatrics with involvement in the Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic in Pediatric Endocrinology.
At John F. Kennedy University (2012-2019) she served as Professor of Clinical Psychology and previously as Chair of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, (Uber) Chair of Graduate Psychology, and Dean of the Graduate School.
Dr Anderson served as the President (2019-2021) of USPATH (the US affiliate of WPATH the World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and also on the Board of WPATH.
In her private consulting practice through Anderson Health Strategies, L.L.C., Dr Anderson provides consultation to corporations on issues related to sexual and gender diversity and inclusion and success (including gender transition) of transgender and gender nonconforming leaders. She also provides clinical services to teenagers, adults, couples, and families focused upon sexuality, gender, and Identity.
Since January 2020 Dr. Anderson has consulted with the Illinois Department of Corrections on efforts to improve transgender healthcare for those incarcerated in prisons throughout the State of Illinois.
In 2021 Dr Anderson was appointed to the Task Force to Revise the Guidelines for Clinical Work with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming and Non-binary Persons published by the American Psychological Association, guiding mental health care tor trans persons by psychologists and other mental health professionals.
Dr Anderson has also appeared on television in the popular TV show in Sweden Allt for Sverige. She became the first openly transgender character in prime-time television in Sweden and has been recognized there for her advocacy.
She was recognized in a full color “centerfold” feature article in the November 2016 issue of the Swedish Magazine QX, the largest circulation LGBTQ magazine in Scandinavia, and she is also on the cover and in a featured article in the December 2016 issue of Svensk Psykiatri, the journal of the Swedish Psychiatric Society, circulated among all psychiatrists and mental health professionals in Sweden.
Dr. Anderson has served as an executive (Executive VP up through CEO) for businesses including subsidiaries of Merck/Medco, United Healthcare, Integra, Primary Mental Health Care, and College Health Enterprises. She has served on numerous Boards of Directors and is sought after as an advisor, mentor, and executive coach.
Throughout her career Dr. Anderson served on the boards of many organizations and professional societies, including currently as a Past President of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society.
She has lectured in various Universities throughout the world, including across the US, and in Sweden, Brazil, and Argentina. Dr Erica was an invited speaker at Europride in 2018 and that same year an invited speaker at the Human Rights Conference for Europe focused upon LGBTQIA+ rights in Europe. She has been celebrated throughout Sweden for her contribution to trans rights.
She occasionally serves as a content expert and expert witness.
Current projects include a book on transgender sexuality and her memoir, as well as development of a talk show featuring cultural outliers.