Eric Slaughter

LMFT

About Me

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I I take pride in my work with couples and children. I keep up with current techniques and science; for example, I recently expanded by research and learning into Interpersonal Neurobiology. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and depression. I began my counseling work with a Rape Crisis program over 40 years ago, and that work and training suggested to me that there was much, much more about trauma and relationships that I needed to learn. I served for four years as a hospital Chaplain supporting mental and emotional healing and accommodation of loss and grief. Over ten years ago I entered graduate school and became a Marriage and Family Therapist. I currently hold clinical licenses in DC and Massachusetts. Since 2010, I engaged in the study of attachment theory, a relatively new approach to understanding human development and behavior throughout the life span. I have closely followed the research in that field along with neurobiology, which gives me the unique opportunity to apply current science to my relational work. My practice focuses both on relational problems and individual mental health. I often work hand-in-hand with family members, physicians and psychiatrists in diagnosing, treating, and managing mental and emotional distress.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1714 (Expires: 2023-12-31)

LMFT #LMFT000230 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Eric Slaughter. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by P.R. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Eric for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very patient.

Written by O.M. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Eric for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Eric has been the best therapist I’ve ever worked with. I feel comfortable working with him and he has helped me regain confidence in myself. I still have work to do and Im glad I have Eric in my corner helping me navigate.

Written by Z.A. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

My first impression is that Eric is well-traveled, life-experienced, and educated. Those traits just work together for a good therapist and I look forward to many helpful meetings with him.

Written by J.D. on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Eric for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Eric is encouraging and thoughtful, and provides a wealth of resources to help!

Written by D.I. on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Eric for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Eric is completely great, and has been a tremendous help to me and my family.

Written by H.E. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Eric Slaughter is very knowledgable in current psychology theories and an amazing advocate of my soul. I have gained validation and courage from his ability to communicate and share life knowledge about science and human nature in his theoropy methods. All simply by showing me acceptance and seeing my deeper self through positivity. I grew up in an artist family and Eric totally relates to the artist within people. I give him my highest recommendation to others and also I highly recomend Better Help to friends. - Heather Tilton

Written by S.H. on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Eric has been my therapist for the past month, and honestly I am so thankful for him. I was very hesitant at first, but now I truly look forward to our sessions

Written by G.R. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Eric is truly the best therapist I could ask for. I've had a rough go with previous therapists, leaving me resistant to new ones. However, Eric was the most warm and welcoming person and truly created a space where I felt comfortable opening up.

His feedback and advice is always validating, helpful, and thoughtful. He always has insightful resources to share with me -- everything from articles, to podcasts, to breathing exercises and affirmations. He is constantly looking to learn new things to improve his practice, which shows just how deeply he cares about what he does.

I am SO incredibly grateful we were matched on BetterHelp and for all the ways he has helped me grow and heal. His help has been invaluable for me.

Written by R.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Eric is a genuine man that takes the time to really get to know you and truly listens. He is proactive with helping and wants to see positive change. I trust that when I present a topic or issue, Eric is able to present clarity and other supports!

Written by D.I. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

He's a good therapist. I feel comfortable talking to him about my traumas. Problems. And he gives me hope.

Written by A.D. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Eric is a wise, calming presence. A great sounding board for difficult decisions. Offers great, practical guidance.

Written by J.E. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Eric has been very supportive and respectful. He is not only very professional in counseling, but very wise in life so he could understand my confusion accurately. He gave me tremendous help and made my life so much brighter.

Written by J.A. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

After one session with Eric I am confident that he will help me through my struggles and issues. He is patient and understanding and can relate to a lot of things which makes me feel better. I would definitely suggest him as a therapist and will be continuing my counseling with him.

Written by Y.I. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Eric has been kind and compassionate. He listened very thoughtfully and provided helpful advice.

Written by E.R. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Eric as been very helpful from the very first sessions and I (we) are looking forward to many more

Written by J.E. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Eric is an amazingly sweet and insightful therapist. I’ve had previous experiences with therapists specifically through BetterHelp and outside of it, but Eric is hands down the most helpful yet. He’s very flexible with my difficult schedule, supportive and encouraging. He will listen to all your concerns and tell you the things you need to hear while being respectful, yet not coddling. All around, a great therapist.

Written by D.O. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I appreciate Mr. Slaughters expertise and insight. His approach and concern have been refreshing.

Written by N.I. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Eric is very informed, empathetic, and considerate. He is a great listener and offers much support.

Written by A.L. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and parenting issues

Eric has been very helpful to the whole family even though I am the one seeking counseling. He has a good understanding of one person in the family having issues effects the rest of the family. He has a broad range of experience, and is very willing to "think outside the box".

Written by S.U. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

After just one session I started to feel really good. He helped me to recognize some of my root issues even during my very first counseling session. I have never participated in counseling before but he makes me feel very comfortable!

Written by J.A. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Eric is a good therapist. I had a recent health issue, as well as traumatic experiences in my life that has led to some mental health challenges. that needed to address sooner than later. I have suppressed some of these experiences for years (with the exception of a few people close to me), and wanted to work with a therapist to assist in this storm I'm getting through. Eric has been a good resource in this regard.

You can tell he has his clients best interests and is highly recommended.

Written by K.I. on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I really like that this therapist is also experienced in Chaplain work. As a veteran I spoke with my Chaplains more than I did therapists, so the additional background makes him a very good match for my therapy. He is to the point, empathetic but also requests the client to put in the work. This is something I appreciate.

Written by K.A. on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Eric is professional, empathetic, and realistic. Highly recommend.

Written by J.U. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks

He's really insightful, and definitely has a guide about how to direct your conversation, but still leaves you to just vent out and say what you need to say. He pays good attention to detail and refers to other studies which shows he is well versed and truly tries his best to give you all you need. He's funny and kind and he's a great choice if you need a counselor.

Written by M.A. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and adhd

Very kind and knowledgeable man. I truly believe he knows what he is talking about, he has my best interest at heart and can help me. He has a small tendency to get off topic, and I only get an hour a week with him so that isn’t always the best, but even when he does get side tracked it is still good conversation and it has at least helped me get to know him/connect with him more. I am very happy with him as my therapist and would recommend him to others.

Written by J.O. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Eric is a great communicator and listener and has helped to push me in the right direction every time we have talked. I have felt improved confidence and self-awareness since we have started working together.

Written by M.I. on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Eric is the perfect counselor in every way I could think of! He's empathetic, asks great questions, and has helped me connect with myself in ways I never would have considered before. Eric has helped me think deeply about my past, where I am, and where I'm going. I'm now moving forward with more confidence and happiness than I've felt in a long time. Thank you!

Written by R.O. on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks

Eric is very understanding and caring and has been helping me a lot with my pains and concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for emotional support and help with resolving family issues.

Written by N.U. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

This is my first time going to therapy and I have had a very positive experience with Eric so far. He truly listens and asks the right questions to understand my situation. He gives a very honest and objective perspective on my issues and helps me understand why I am feeling the way I am feeling. I came to realizations that I wouldn't have on my own so my sessions have been very helpful.

Written by P.E. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Mr. Slaughter is a great therapist. Very professional, punctual, and understanding.

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