Erica Chow

Registered Psychologist


  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Sydney CBD: Mon, Tue, Thu
  • Hurstville: Wed
  • Language: English

Erica Chow

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Anger Management
  • Social anxiety
  • OCD
  • Stress and work-related issues
  • Child 6-12
  • Adolescents (12+)

Professional Experience

Erica works with toddlers, children, adolescents and adults. She provides skills development training for children with ADHD and ASD, including social interaction skills, communication skills and emotional regulation skills. She is especially skilled in treating stress-related matters including burnout, work and academic stress; as well as relationship and interpersonal difficulties with family, friends and partners. She has a special interest in mood and anxiety disorders, including major depressive disorder, social anxiety, panic attacks, panic disorder and phobias. Erica also treats a wide range of other issues including OCD, trauma, domestic violence, anger management, binge eating, body image issues, self-esteem issues, sleep disorders and major life changes.

Prior to joining New Vision Psychology in 2019, Erica worked in paediatric clinics where she conducted assessments for learning and intellectual disabilities; a clinic specialising in ADHD and sleep disorders; and a youth mental health organisation where she gained a complex understanding of how to work with young people. Erica particularly enjoys working with children, teenagers, students, young adults and individuals with disabilities. Her goal is to help people lead meaningful and functional lives, regardless of their personal and cultural backgrounds, hardships and mental health issues.

Erica is warm, respectful and considerate. With a focus on rapport building, she professionally and empathetically navigates each therapeutic relationship so that her clients feel comfortable, heard and understood. She guides them to share, process and explore their difficulties freely in a safe and supported manner. She gently rolls with resistance if they are not ready.

Erica’s approach is collaborative, holistic, client-centred and goal-oriented. She goes the extra mile to understand each client’s unique concerns and goals. She uses evidence-based strategies and provides tailored treatment plans depending on their past experiences with therapy, current concerns, goals and strengths.

While Erica applies a variety of therapeutic approaches, one of the key approaches she uses is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). With CBT, she guides her clients in identifying their unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and feelings, teaching them strategies to overcome their negative patterns (e.g. avoidance, procrastination, social withdrawal, inactivity). This helps them improve their thinking, mood, functioning and quality of life. 

Erica feels deeply rewarded when her clients share their little wins and leave their therapy sessions feeling equipped to face their challenges with new tools and strategies. She is especially fulfilled when she sees her clients take actions towards positive change and break out of negative cycles, despite how challenging and scary these changes may be for them.

She shares this quote by Kirstin Neff, “Painful feelings are, by their very nature, temporary. They will weaken over time as long as we don’t prolong or amplify them through resistance or avoidance. The only way to eventually free ourselves from debilitating pain, therefore, is to be with it as it is. The only way out is through.”

When she isn’t working, Erica enjoys taking care of her plants, spending time with friends and family, going for walks, listening to music or learning something new.

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Booking and Cancellation Policy

All online bookings require full upfront payment. This payment is non-refundable but is transferrable if your appointment is rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice. New Vision Psychology has a 24 hours cancellation policy which applies to all initial and follow up appointments. This is because we value the time of our psychologists. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please call us on 1300 001 778 between 8:30am – 5:30pm between Monday and Friday with at least 24 hours notice (and by Saturday if our appointment is on a Monday) otherwise the full fee will be charged. We do not accept cancellations via text or email. Please cancel by calling 1300 001 778.

If you are eligible for a Medicare rebate, this will be provided after we receive your referral and Mental Health Care Plan. Referral and Mental Health Care Plan Can be Submitted through our portal by clicking HERE or email to olivia.c@newvisionpsychology.com.au or ask your GP to fax it to 02 80681113

(Please note that if you bring a copy of your referral to your psychologist at your initial session, there may be a significant delay in receiving your rebate, please submit your referral through our portal prior to your session.)

If you are booking an online session, please email your referral to olivia.c@newvisionpsychology.com.au  or ask your GP to fax it to 02 80681113