Dr. Erika Horwitz

Dr. Erika Horwitz is a psychologist and former Director of Counselling Services at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C.  She also

works in private

practice serving individuals, couples, and offering groups for people with a range of presenting issues.  She has been helping people for 25years overcome challenges that present in their lives.

She received her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher (Certification was granted by The Center For Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School). In addition, she attended 2 additional professional development retreats offered by Center for Mindfulness at UMass.  She has many passions, all focused on making a difference in the lives of others.  Her work in the area of Mindfulness therapies has supported and helped to change the lives of who have taken the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program with her or who have experienced mindfulness based therapies in individual counselling.

Dr. Horwitz also holds a specialty in the area of Eating Disorders.  She has offered counselling to many who have found peace with their bodies and food.

Her doctoral research led to a book: Through the Maze of Motherhood: Empowered Mothers Speak, which she published in 2011.  She is an advocate for mothers and offers counselling and consulting to mothers and families.

She lives in the Vancouver area with her husband and has two daughters.


6 thoughts on “Dr. Erika Horwitz

    • Hi Amber:
      There was very little interest and it was a lot of work trying to put them together. I am always thinking of ways to offer more follow up. But so far the things I have offered have not drawn enough people. If you have any ideas I am happy to listen!


  1. Hi Erika,

    I took a course with you at SFU during my MA in 2016. You had such an impact on me as an instructor that I am hoping to continue my learning by participating in an MBSR course with you! Will you be offering any MBSR trainings in 2021?


    • Hi Alex:
      So nice to hear from you! And so glad that you are pursuing mindfulness in your life in more depth. Due to COVID, I am not teaching the class until COVID has settled down. Perhaps in the late fall, when I can require attendees to be vaccinated and then we can feel safe in spending that time. Please send me an email to drehorwitz@outlook.com later in the year to see where we are at with the planning of the class. I would love to have you attend!


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