Erika Malm Cooley, L.C.S.W. LCS 077332


  • Clinical Director, Erika Cooley Therapy
  • Private Practice in New York and Los Angeles since 2005
  • Associate Clinical Director, Columbus Park Collaborative. Supervised staff clinicians, oversaw treatment plans for adult and adolescent patients, provided individual, group and family therapy.
  • Co-FounderWiseMind DBT.  Dialectical Behavioral Skills Groups for patients with eating disorders in New York and Los Angeles.
  • Attending TherapistUCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Adult Eating Disorders Program. Provided individual, group and family therapy for adults with eating and co-occurring disorders.
  • Staff ClinicianUCLA Adult Inpatient Unit. Provided individual and family therapy and education to patients with severe mental illness.
  • Staff TherapistInstitute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Provided long-term individual psychotherapy for adolescents, college students and adults.
  • Staff TherapistBlanton-Peale Institute. Provided short-term individual and couples therapy for adults.
  • Deputy Director, Project Renewal-Tides Center. Developed a stress-reduction program for New York City public school teachers, ran yoga/stress reduction program, and trained teachers in stress reduction strategies for K-12 students.
  • Social Work Intern, St. Vincent's Hospital World Trade Center Healing Services. Provided individual and group trauma treatment to adolescents.
  • Acu-Detox Specialist, St. Vincent's World Trade Center Healing Services. Provided auricular acupuncture for the treatment of substance abuse, trauma and stress.
  • Senior Program Associate, The Aspen Institute
    • Researched and wrote publications on poverty alleviation methods in the United States.
    • Developed and launched, an online mentoring program that connects small business owners with business mentors. Mission statement: “To help small businesses grow faster, generate more revenue, and employ more people.”



  • Cooley, E. M. (2008, October) “RE: Late Bloomers” [Letter to the editor]. The New Yorker.
  • Malm, E. (2007, March). The Effects of Yoga on Perceived Stress and Coping Among New York City School Staff. Presentedat Body, Mind and Spirit: Innovations in Research, Practice and Pedagogy Conference, sponsored by Harvard Divinity School, Lesley University, and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Cambridge, MA
  • Malm, E. (2003, March). The Informal Economy and Microenterprise in the United States. Published by The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC.