ABOUT DR. ERIKA FRIEZE
Dr. Frieze has always felt that working with and helping families has been her passion. She has been working in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders since 2003 where she was a behavioral therapist with a local Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) company. From there she solidified her career goals to obtain her doctorate in psychology. Her clinical training has allowed her to work within the clinic, school, and home settings conducting evaluations for the lifespan. Dr. Frieze’s postdoctoral training at Kaiser Permanente’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic allowed for the best foundation and training. For seven years Dr. Frieze was one of the primary psychologists at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute who conducted clinical evaluations for neurodevelopmental disorders, regional center evaluations, and with the social skills program. Dr. Frieze spent the past two years as a staff psychologist at Dignity Healthcare in Woodland, California where she continued to conduct neurodevelopmental assessments for infants through early adulthood. Her professional goal is to service as many patients as she is able to in a timely fashion. Dr. Frieze’s waiting lists have been as long as 9 months for these types of assessments that are so needed in our community. Therefore, Dr. Frieze has felt driven to be in private practice full time.
EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST IN
Dr. Frieze received her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003. She then received her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Alliant International University in Sacramento in 2008. During her time in her doctorate program she also received her certificate in Infant Preschool Mental Health. Dr. Frieze’s clinical experience began as an in home ABA therapist. She has also been fortunate enough to work within the school and clinical settings conducting psychological assessments. Dr. Frieze has served the majority of the northern California regional centers as a vendor conducting limited scope assessments. In addition she has experience in assessing infants through adults for neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Frieze is research reliable in the best practice assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale, Second Edition (ADOS-2), and all of her evaluations have been highly regarded in the community for the past 10 years.