Dr. Erica Adkins is the Faculty Director of the Military Psychology Specialty at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She is a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado and Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in September 2009. She completed her predoctoral internship at Federal Correctional Institute Fort Worth, TX then spent the next 5 years as a psychologist with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She currently owns and operates Stages of Change Psychotherapy, PLLC, a group practice in Colorado Springs, CO. Her private practice focuses on traumatic stress injuries, PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders.
In addition, she is an Officer in the United States Army Reserve serving as an aide-de-camp to the Commanding General of the 99th Readiness Division. She has extensive clinical experience working with crisis intervention, suicide risk assessment and intervention, incarcerated populations, and military populations both stateside and overseas. Her interests include Psychology of Women in the Military, Suicide Prevention and Intervention, and Multiculturalism, Inclusion, and Diversity in Military Populations.
Healing from trauma, or rock bottom, is much like climbing a mountain. It’s intimidating, it’s hard, it hurts, but the satisfaction of reaching the summit is worth every second.
As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Adkins’ job is to sit with people during their darkest moments, help them heal the broken parts of themselves, and help them find the courage to keep going. After years spent studying how to help people heal from trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief, her most poignant education came from surviving a string of traumatic events including working in a prison, infidelity, domestic violence, sexual assault, divorce, and military deployment.
Rock Bottom is Where Bad Bitches Are Built is a unique memoir, chronicling the author’s journey from rock bottom to resilience that will inspire readers to find their own path to healing. Dr. Adkins takes you on the journey of her life. Of her pain. She shows you that pain and trauma can happen to anyone and that you can not only HEAL but you can GROW and THRIVE following horrific incidents.