Writer Emily P.G. Erickson, Headshot November 2023 in St. Paul, MN

Hi! I’m Emily P.G. Erickson. I’m a mom of three and Minnesota-based freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. You can find my writing in popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, Motherly, The New York Times, Parents, Scary Mommy, Verywell Family, Verywell Mind, and WIRED. 

Previously, I researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology. As a writer, I aim to blend a researcher’s intellectual rigor with a therapist’s compassion.

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