Erin Terada, PsyD, CEDS-S
Erin Terada, PsyD, CEDS-S is the director of clinical training at Relief Mental Health in Oak Brook, Ill. She is highly regarded by her peers and has decades of experience in treating feeding and eating disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and trauma disorders. Over the years, she has practiced in multiple treatment settings throughout the Greater Chicagoland Area.
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Terada knows that many factors can prevent people from seeking treatment during times when it is truly needed. Whether it is due to anxiety, depression, or other struggles, Dr. Terada wholeheartedly believes that everyone is worthy of help and support to live their best life.
In her work with clients, Dr. Terada deploys evidence-based and evidence-informed practices, including skills-based psychoeducation, specialized therapy modalities—Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-e), Inference-based Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (I-CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)—and alternative supportive services in order to offer the most diverse experience in the process of change.
In addition to direct patient care at Relief, Dr. Terada provides leadership in tandem with Relief’s clinical director, supervises numerous therapists across all of Relief’s locations, and provides ongoing training for all Relief staff.
Dr. Terada earned her Doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2012. A seasoned clinician, she is recognized as a certified eating disorder specialist from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) and is an approved supervisor for other professionals seeking this certification. She is a professional member of iaedp and served on the board of the iaedp Heartland Chapter for four years. She is also a professional member of the International OCD Foundation.
Dr. Terada has Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) approval, granted from the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) Commission to work with clients in more than 30 states in the United States.
She has given numerous community presentations and continuing education trainings around the country on topics ranging from school refusal, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and social media use to pregnancy and eating disorders, the neurobiology of eating disorders, and non-suicidal self-injury.
Dr. Terada joined Relief in 2022. She lives in Illinois with her husband and their four fur-children, Root Beer the dog and three cats—Bubble, Squeak and Elvis. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading and making art.
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