Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in service journalism about mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including HealthThe New York TimesRomperWIRED, and more. She holds a master’s degree in psychology and is a professional member of both ASJA and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ).

Emily’s writing, which often covers the practical application of science, benefits from her wide-ranging background. For example, she knows how to break down big ideas and reach lots of people thanks to her work for the City of Saint Paul as its first sustainable transportation planner. Emily understands scientific thinking and methodology because of her work as a researcher for a cognitive linguistics lab, a group studying PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and a wildlife survey project in Madagascar. Plus, she is familiar with the fundamentals of clear writing (and teaching) due to her work as a writing instructor during graduate school and as a freelance editor after.

Today, you can find Emily in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she’s run a book club for 11 years and counting, and on social media, where she’s always @EmilyPGErickson. When she’s not writing, Emily loves baking with her three children and long walks without them.

info Subjects


Fitness & Nutrition
Health & Medicine


Behavioral health, emotional wellness, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, motherhood, parenting, psychology

notepad Skills

  • Essays
  • Editing
  • News
  • Op-Ed
  • Web copy
  • Blog posts
  • Articles
  • Content marketing

notepad Writing Credits

Everyday Health, Health, Motherly, Motherwell, The New York Times, Parents, Reviewed, Romper, Scary Mommy, WIRED, Verywell Family, Verywell Mind

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.


What To Expect When You’re Expecting The Worst

People who have lost pregnancies often emotionally distance themselves when they become pregnant again. But is that healthy?


Tantrums Are Coming: Neurodiversity Therapists Share 10 Tried & True Strategies For All Types Of Kids

Parents can expect meltdowns as kids get back to the classroom and the world. The same strategies that help neurodiverse children cope with everyday stimuli can also help kids of all types feel safe and regulated.


Here's a Calendar Trick to Ease Post-Pandemic Reentry

Ready or not, the world is opening up. Creating a daily rhythm calendar can help you take it all in at your own pace.


All About Sadness: What Causes It, How to Cope With It, and When to Get Help

Sadness can be a challenging emotion to cope with, but the goal isn’t to avoid it altogether, according to psychologists.


How Not to Be Sad: 9 Tips for Managing the Emotion

The goal isn’t to not feel sad; it’s to understand what’s causing the sadness and learn and grow from it.

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