About Me

Greetings! I am a social worker by heart, which means I come bearing a wholistic approach. There are many facets that make each of us individual, which also means struggles can be complex. I am a learner, so I like to hear what has been helpful to you and see if I can meet you in that place and multiply your progress. I believe in the quote from Ross Greene "people do well if they can, and if they aren't, we should figure out why so we can help them." I also subscribe to the notion that our brain is always able to change because of its plasticity, which means we all have hope that we can keep growing!
As for my background, I attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas for my undergrad in Social Work and Boise State for my Master's of Social Work. I live in North Idaho and love the outdoors and what nature has to offer.
I also learned this from scuba diving; sometimes I forget to breathe when I'm nervous and I only learned that because I had a fantastic scuba buddy who was watching me closely and challenged me. We all need a great scuba buddy, I would like to walk alongside you in your learning to breathe again and help you find your ongoing natural scuba buddy outside of the professional environment who can continue to support and dive alongside you in all life's adventures!


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #39122 (Expires: 2023-05-29)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Erica Balch. 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 E.R. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Erica respects my values and understands my problems and concerns. Quite possibly the best counselor I've ever had.

Written by R.E. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Erica is a great listener and offers feedback that makes sense. She asks thought provoking questions and is respectful in her responses to my answers.
I have really enjoyed our sessions and the opportunity to send her messages when I need to discuss a topic that doesn't warrant a whole session.

I'm glad we were paired with each other!

Written by A.L. on Jan 17, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

She is a great listener and really makes you feel supported, I would highly recommend her to anyone particularly with relational issues that need to be processed.

Written by J.O. on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Erica is very receptive to my needs and therapy goals. She is willing to meet me where I am at and receptive to changes when something is not working for me. I look forward to our weekly sessions knowing that at the end of each one, I have made progress, and that Erica will give me something to work for the next week.

Work with me!