Erin Cantwell, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY33370) who has a passion for working with children, adolescents and families dealing with a variety of stress, anxiety and health issues. She conducts parenting work, individual, family and group therapy. She incorporates all aspects of the client’s life and collaborates with other professionals in the client’s life such as: schools, physicians, etc. in order to best treat her clients. She has expertise utilizing a biopsychosocial approach to assess and treat individuals and families that are dealing with psychosocial factors, such as stress and anxiety, that impact and are consequences of chronic pain and health conditions.
Dr. Cantwell trained at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and UCLA. As a member of their multidisciplinary teams, she provided a deeper insight about clients to physicians and other health care professionals. Dr. Cantwell completed her internship at a school based mental health program where she provided individual, family and group therapy at a K-8 public school campus. During her training, Dr. Cantwell had the opportunity to receive additional training in mindfulness, coping and distress tolerance skills, emotional regulation skills and interpersonal relationship building. Dr. Cantwell continued her training in interpersonal neurobiology and attachment with Dr. Daniel Siegel, an internationally recognized author and expert Child Psychiatrist and the creator of the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Dr. Cantwell’s areas of specialty are the early onset childhood problems, anxiety, issues related to health, chronic pain, attachment, trauma & loss, integrative treatment with family members addressing physical and mental health issues, multimodal treatment of cancer, life transitions and the effects on the family unit. Dr. Cantwell is an Adjunct Professor at both Pepperdine University and Mount Saint Mary’s University.
At CARE-LA, Dr. Cantwell is the Co-Director of the Training Program that consists of both Masters’ and Doctoral level trainees. She also is the Coordinator of CARE-LA’s Intensive Outpatient Program.