Erika Surkin, MEd, Psychologist in Chester Heights
I look forward to working with you and your child (ages 2-18) to solve life's issues. I am a licensed psychologist and Registered Play Therapist with over 30 years of experience, both in private practice and school settings. Play Therapy is the most effective way to communicate with children and adolescents. Once a positive and trusting relationship has been established, I utilize a variety of directive and non- directive therapy techniques to aid in exploration and resolution of social and emotional issues. Parenting solutions are an integral part of this process.
Play therapy is an experiential therapeutic approach that is effective with most clients, regardless of age. Toys are a natural draw for some clients, while art, music, puppetry, and animal assisted therapy work well with others. Monthly parent meetings address parental concerns and parenting solutions.
Call or Email Erika Surkin for a free consultation now - (484) 577-2970


  • Years in Practice: 36 Years
  • School: Boston University
  • Year Graduated: 1972
  • License No. and State: PS004270L Pennsylvania


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: PS-004270-L PA Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / Registered Play Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 1990


  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Asperger's Syndrome


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Play


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2017
Erika Surkin, MEd, Psychologist in Chester Heights

Erika Surkin

Psychologist, MEd