Erica Bankston

(MSW, LISW-S)

About Me

I believe in the power of therapy to help heal, restore, and encourage a greater understanding of ourselves and our stories. I believe that everyone has the potential to change and improve with encouragement, accountability, and support. I meet clients exactly where they are in their unique journey and help them focus and build on their strengths while working through their challenges.

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has 18 years experience working with individuals and groups of all ages. Currently my focus has been treating women who struggle with anxiety, depression, illness, self-esteem, trauma, parenting, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with their other life challenges.

When not working, I love to spend time with my family (including my husband, 4 sons, & our german shepherd), read, color, write, listen to music, and explore parks.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I.1451345-SUPV (Expires: 2021-07-01)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Erica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I was so anti counseling. But Erica really makes me feel like I’m just talking to a friend. She has helped me really get over my issues with therapists. I had such a bad experience a long time ago and I never went back. But the last several months were so bad I was worried about me. So I tried better help. I’m so glad I did. I can’t believe how much it helps.

Written by A.L. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

She is very kind, respectful and understanding. She takes time to truly listen and challenges me to work through my problems. I’ve already recommended better help to several people and I highly recommend Erika.

Written by D.A. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks

She’s so nice. Very helpful and friendly

Written by S.A. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Erica is a great counselor. She listens, reflects, and it’s not afraid to be a mama bear when I need her to. I feel supported!

Written by A.U. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been talking with Erica for the past 5 months and she has been a huge help in my mental health journey. I am extremely grateful that I crossed paths with her and I highly recommend her as a therapist. She is an incredible listener and gives awesome advice. Thank you so much for what you’ve done for me. You are amazing, Erica.

Written by D.I. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I am so glad that I was paired with Erica as a counselor. She really seems to get me and is very supportive as well as caring. We are only two sessions and two hours invested but I feel as if we have known each other for much longer based on how we connect. She respects me which is something I have had to contend with in my marital relationship for which I have sought counsel. This makes me feel good to just relate to someone and share my heart. She has been my "safe place". I believe God has placed her in my path to encourage me in this season of my life with her helpful counseling and kindness towards me. Erica is top of the class in her craft if you ask me and I would recommend her 100x's over.

Written by M.E. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Erica is great. Hugely supportive and provides great tools for coping with anxiety.

Written by B.R. on Apr 05, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Erica has been a great resource really listening to my concerns and giving honest advice. She has been straight forward with me on my behaviors which I need and it has been extremely helpful. Very happy with how the counseling has been so far.

Written by T.I. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Erica is prompt and thoughtful. I feel that she understands my concerns and offers helpful suggestions and insight. I LOVE that I can message her anytime when something comes to me. So far the best counseling experience I’ve had. I would highly recommend her and this app.