Erika B. Hilliard - Therapist and Author

  • MSW, RCSW, Registered clinical social worker in Vancouver, British Columbia, approved for Private Practice by the BC College of Social Workers in 1983
  • Professional Practice Chief at Burnaby Hospital for three years until 2012
  • Worked in community mental health,1974 -1985
  • Worked in acute care psychiatry, 1985 – 2009
  • Has given numerous talks and workshops to professional and lay groups over the last three decades.



Clinical influences:

Erika has been professionally committed to remaining informed through ongoing continued education. When working with clients, she draws from a tapestry of clinical perspectives and skills including:


  • family systems theory
  • attachment and loss theory
  • narrative approaches (which may be more feminist than feminism)
  • strength based, brief solution work
  • psychodynamic
  • cognitive behavioural
  • human existential
  • communication theory
  • positive psychology
  • trauma theories
  • grief and loss theories
  • advanced levels of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • since 2000, has devoted herself to the study SRT (Self-Regulation Therapy), a gentle, non-intrusive, and powerful technique to help people recover from trauma. (google CFTRE)



    • Bipolar Disorder, an Information Booklet for Patients, Families and Friends.
    • Living Fully with Shyness and Social Anxiety, A Comprehensive Guide to Gaining Social Confidence,published by Da Capo Press, New York, was released May 2005.

    • February 13, 2007, APTN, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, First Talk, interview with Tamara Bull, Surrey, BC
    • February 13, 2006, CityTV, Breakfast TV, interview with Simi Sara, Vancouver
    • August 29, 2005, CityTV, Breakfast TV, interview with Simi Sara, Vancouver
    • August 11, 2005, Global TV, This Morning Live, interview with Sue, Montreal
    • August 11, 2005, CFCF TV, News at Noon, interview with Mutsumi Takashaki,
    • July 25, 2005, The New VI, Morning News, interview with Bruce, Victoria
    • July 22, 2005, CH TV, Noon News, interview with Skye Ryan, Victoria (call-ins)
    • July 4, Shaw TV, STUDIO 4, The Fanny Kiefer Show, interview with Rhona
      Raskin, Vancouver
    • May 12, 2005, CityTV, Breakfast TV, interview with Shane Foxman, Vancouver

    • September, 2012, Chicago Tribune, interviewed by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
    • December, 2009, Women’s Health magazine, interviewed by Jill Provost
    • November, 2008, Real Simple magazine, interviewed by Liz Welch
    • July 17, 2007, Women’s World magazine, interviewed by Alexandra Kay
    • April, 2007, Psychology Today, interviewed by Erika Casriel
    • May 3, 2007, Greenstone Media, the Lisa Birnbach Show, New York, syndicated across the U.S.
    • February 15, 2006, 630 CHED, with Eileen Bell, Edmonton
    • Sept. 5, 2005, CKNW, with Bill Good, 30 – 40 minutes, (call-ins) Vancouver, syndicated in Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, & London, Ont.
    • August 19, 2005, CKTV, with Tom McConnell, St. Catherine’s, Ontario
    • August 19, 2005, 630 CHED, with Eileen Bell, Edmonton
    • July 26, 2005, CKOV, Kelowna Today, with Duane Grandbois, Kelowna, BC
    • July 26, 2005, CFOS, with Christine Curtis, Owen Sound, Ontario
    • July 25, 2005, CBC Almanac, one hour with Mark Forsythe (call-ins),
      Vancouver Studio, reaching all of BC,
    • July 21, 2005, CKWX 1130, Nicky Pane, Vancouver
    • July 21, 2005, CFAX Radio, with Joe Easingwood, Victoria

Erika Hilliard

Erika B. Hilliard is a registered clinical social worker providing counselling and therapy. She currently resides in Burnaby, BC.