Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. Her service journalism has appeared in popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Romper, WIRED, and more. She is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ).
Previously, Emily researched post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology. As a writer, she blends a scientist’s intellectual rigor with a therapist’s compassion.
Today Emily lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and three sons. To recharge, she loves to create plant-based meals for her family and walk and run along the Mississippi River with friends.