Eric W. Anders, Ph.D., Psy.D.



Office: 1910 Olympic Blvd., Suite 360

Walnut Creek, CA 94596




Eric W. Anders, Ph.D., Psy.D. is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and a faculty member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

I am a graduate of the Supervision Study Program at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. Prior to that, I was on the faculty of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Orange County, Seattle’s Center for Object Relations, and the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.

I have helped a variety of clients with a wide range of psychological difficulties.  I work with adults, college-age and up.  The people I work with range from those suffering from debilitating anxiety, depression, and trauma to those who come in simply for relationship issues or greater self-understanding.

I approach therapy collaboratively and view the work as a joint effort to support, encourage, guide, and challenge the people I work with to make the changes they want.  My goal is to create a safe, containing space, where any issue can be discussed and explored.



“Psychoanalysis and Difference: Alan Bass’s Generalization of Fetishism.” Journal of European Psychoanalysis. N. 24, 2007, volume 1, pp.165-189

“Analytic Education Terminable and Interminable: or, Reflections on My Supervision Study Program Experience.” Viewpoint (The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley), 2010: 2, pp. 1-11.

“Let Us Not Forget the Clinic,” The Undecidable Unconscious: A Journal of Destruction and Psychoanalysis. Volume 1, 2014, pp. 1-14.


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