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Erica R. Brooks, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

My life has been dedicated to serving in the child welfare system of the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area since 1994. Previous settings include residential treatment, outpatient mental health services, and foster care & adoption agencies. This has afforded extensive experience working with children and adolescents whose circumstances have caused deep harm to their mental and emotional well-being. My decrease the impact those circumstances would have on them in adulthood, to increase their chances of a healthy adulthood. It’s a mission I’ve executed with heart.

Later in my career, I began working with adults who were seeking support and improvement in significant areas of their lives (e.g., relationships, parenting, etc.), and in some cases, in their overall satisfaction with their existence in the world. Most oftentimes, the root of their challenges stemmed from harmful circumstances or experiences that occurred in childhood. It affirmed the importance of this mission to support youth in their healing as well as highlighted the need to support adults in the same manner. It also shifted my professional approach to more holistic forms of treatment that consider the totality of the individual.

I use concepts from various traditional counseling theories as the foundation of my work, so I subscribe to an eclectic theoretical approach to treatment and support. I consider the personal history, personality, values, and therapeutic needs of my client. This individualized approach is necessary to establishing a trusting connection and for creating a safe environment for such important work.

I commend you taking this step and look forward to joining you on your healing journey!

***I am licensed only in the state of Missouri, so my ability to provide counseling in your state will vary based on your state's interjurisdictional practice.***

Professional experience

29yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MO LPC 2008034730


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Erica R. Brooks. 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.

I can feel the warmth through the screen when I talk to Erica. I can tell she cares because she listens and provides great feedback. She truly makes me comfortable and I look forward to each session with her. Highly recommend her to all!

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Erica R. for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd

As a dinosaur in a modern world, Erica has made it very easy to connect and talk about … how I am feeling that day. Simple enough question, can be profound if you want to dive down the hole. Or just center yourself in the midst of a stressful week. She’s wonderful!

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Erica R. for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

She is the best

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Erica R. for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I felt So much better after just one session with Erica!! She makes me feel so safe and understood - and has already shared several very usual tools with me! I have been recommending to friends to try BetterHelp since my first session - and some of them have already signed up too! Thanks for all you do!

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Erica R. for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

Erica Brooks is extremely talented knowledgeable and caring. She is very articulate and gives the right advice. She is patient and respectful. I highly recommend her for therapy.

Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Erica R. for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Erica is so amazing in so many ways! Very knowledgeable and I'm so glad I was matched with her. I told her we were brought together for a reason. We get along and have similar views which manes it better. I'm glad I took this step in my life and I'm glad she's the one helping me

Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Erica R. for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd