Dr. Erica Janson, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Forensic and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Janson and D'Arienzo Psychology

Dr. Erica Janson graduated with a B.A. from Pace University and received her Psy.D. and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford.  She obtained specialized training in psychological assessment, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and trauma-based treatment. Dr. Janson has worked in a variety of settings, including: multi-disciplinary and court-based forensic psychological assessment programs, public and clinical day schools, home-based mental health, skilled nursing facilities, community mental health, intensive outpatient programs, long-term residential/inpatient programs, and private practice.  In addition she has extensive experience in collaboration with schools and community providers, the IEP process, working with families on parenting issues and behavioral modification, and crisis management. Her interests include child and adolescent assessment and treatment (taking pride in her ability to formulate useful, unique recommendations for her clients and their families), solution-focused/strength-based treatment, social skills training, play therapy, and art therapy.  In her free time, Dr. Janson enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, visiting the Connecticut shoreline, spending time outdoors, and decorating. Having a special needs son of her own, Dr. Janson understands first hand what challenges families face and how to advocate together for your child.

Dr. Janson is currently unlicensed in the state of Florida. She is an independent contractor for D’Arienzo Psychology and is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Justin D’Arienzo until she has her Florida license. She was previously licensed in the state of Connecticut.

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Dr. Erica Janson, Psy.D.
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at D’Arienzo Psychology

Treatment Modalities:  

  • Clinical Psychology (Doctorate)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Based Psychotherapy
  • Individual, Family, and Couples Psychotherapy
  • Skills Based Training
  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy

Focus of Clinical Interventions: 

  • Preschool children, middle school children, teens, and adults.
  • Anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, and suicidal ideation.
  • Family dysfunction
  • School avoidance, ADHD, oppositional behaviors, failure to launch syndrome
  • Social skills training

Focus of Forensic Psychological Services:

  • Social Investigations
  • Parental Fitness Evaluations
  • Immigration Evaluations
  • G-License Psychological Evaluations
  • Personal Injury Independent Psychological Evaluations/Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)
  • Adoption Psychological Evaluations

School and Educational Psychological Services:

  • Psychoeducational Testing and Evaluations (Comprehensive to Specific)
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Intelligence Testing
  • Section 504 Plans
  • Intervention Plans
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Educational Giftedness/Giftedness Testing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Twice Exceptionality (Gifted and Learning Disordered)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cognitive Impairment and Developmental Delays
  • Child Counseling and Consultation Services
  • Parent Training and Parent Coaching

Education:

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, September 2004 to May 2011

M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, September 2004 to September 2006

B.A. in Applied Psychology and Human Relations, Pace University, New York, NY, September 2000 to May 2004

Work Experience:

D’Arienzo Psychology, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Independent Contractor, 2019 to Present

Effective School Solutions: Psychologist, Middletown, CT, August 2015 to 2018

Connecticut Mental Health Specialists: Psychologist/Psychological Evaluator, Farmington, CT, August 2015 to 2018

Wheeler Clinic: Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation Program, Psychologist, Plainville, CT, 2015 to 2018

Counseling Affiliates, LLC: Independent Contractor, Private Practice, Farmington, CT, June 2015 to January 2017

Wheeler Clinic: Northwest Village School: Clinician, 2011 to 2013

Wheeler Clinic: Diagnostic Assessment and Referral Team: Psychological Evaluator, 2010 to 2015

Wheeler Clinic: Juvenile Justice Intermediate Evaluation Program, Psychological Evaluator, 2011 to 2013

Astor Services for Children and Families, Pre-Doctoral Intern, New York, NY, August 2009 to August 2010

Community Mental Health Affiliates, Clinician, New Britain, CT, August 2008 to August 2009

Wheeler Clinic, Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services, Hartford, CT, June 2007 to August 2008

Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, Practicum Student, New Haven, CT, September 2006 to May 2007

Marshall Gladstone Private Practice, Neuropsychological and Forensic Assessment, West Hartford, CT, May 2006 to September 2006

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Practicum Student, Hartford, CT, September 2005 to May 2006

Annie Fisher Elementary School, Pre-Practicum Student, Hartford, CT, October 2004 to May 2005

Yale-New Haven Hospital, Undergraduate Practicum Student, New Haven, CT, May 2003 to August 2003

The Institute of Living, Undergraduate Practicum Student, Hartford, CT, July 2003 to July 2003