Eiryth Finnigan, Ph.D.
Dr. Eiryth Finnigan was born in Phoenix, AZ to a British father and an American mother. She was raised primarily in Phoenix, but she also spent time in her early years in Chicago, IL and the U.K. Dr. Finnigan’s family relocated to the U.K. following her junior year in high school and she completed her secondary education there. She attended University College London (UCL), where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After a brief stint working in organizational psychology and management consultancy, Dr. Finnigan decided to pursue a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She was accepted onto the doctoral program at UCL and completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) in 2006. During her training at UCL, Dr. Finnigan had experience working with people across the entire lifespan (i.e. child, adult, and older adult) in a variety of contexts including, outpatient, inpatient, forensic, and health settings. She also had extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), and Person-Centered Psychotherapy.
After completing her doctorate, Dr. Finnigan was employed for two years as a Clinical Psychologist in an Older Adults’ Mental Health Service in London, where she worked with individuals, couples, and families in both community and inpatient settings. She also provided CBT, Systemic, and Psychodynamic therapy interventions as part of a Psychological Therapies Service and completed a foundation course in family therapy. Dr. Finnigan then worked for one year as a Clinical Psychologist within a busy nephrology department in a London hospital with patients undergoing dialysis and kidney transplant.
Dr. Finnigan met her future husband and relocated to San Antonio eight years ago. Since then, she has spent several years conducting psychological evaluations with people applying for social security disability under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, and she has been working towards licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in Texas, which she received in 2015. She also took some time off from work to raise her son, who is now four years-old. In her free time, Dr. Finnigan enjoys spending time with her son, gardening, Zumba, Pilates, and traveling.
Dr. Finnigan has an eclectic approach to therapy and believes it is important to tailor her approach to the individual needs of each client. She feels that a strong therapeutic relationship is crucial, and she endeavors to always treat every client with respect and dignity. She also believes in people’s inherent potential for growth and change and strives to identify and amplify clients’ natural resources and resiliency. She is excited to have the opportunity to serve the wonderful people of San Antonio.