Erica Racinowski

LMHC

About Me

Hello, my name is Erica! I have always loved the idea of therapy and getting to be an individual who has the privilege of hearing and helping someone in a vulnerable position. Seeking out therapy can be one of the biggest challenges we face due to this vulnerability. Especially when we are trying to find someone we “click” with. Our goal will be to build our therapeutic relationship to the best of our abilities in order to facilitate the kinds of changes you want to see in your life. We can make it happen, with the right connection and the right amount of energy and effort put in, you totally and completely have the ability. You’ve already stepped at least once in the right direction by ending up here!

My approach is based in cognitive and behavioral processes with the person-centered atmosphere. You direct where you want us to go and I happily listen, assist, interpret, and suggest. I really enjoy looking at our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as parts of us that run the here and now; our automatic responses, the not-so-automatic responses, the sudden overwhelm of a feeling we can’t identify, the actions we take that we cannot break the habit of. I also love identifying what is actually working for us in a healthy way and giving ourselves a pat on the back for it!

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have over 5 years of experience working with individuals as well as group therapy. I have experience working for non-profit agencies who bring in people from all walks of life with issues ranging from daily stressors to chronic disorders. I have worked with many individuals with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, schizophrenia, as well as substance use issues.

My goal for you is to be functioning at your best capacity, whatever that means for you. We can figure it out together! We can explore your current lifestyle and stressors and see how we can adjust. We can also go back and discuss the past and how it may have affected you. Overall, we will set the most realistic goals we can and determine the best ways to get there. I can’t wait to help support you on your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH17361 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Erica Racinowski. 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 M.O. on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Seriously love Erica! She had been beyond helpful with helping me heal and discover myself as an individual. Super compassionate and understanding, recommend to anyone that feels overwhelmed and highly sensitive to emotion.

Written by A.T. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Erica is amazing, I've come so far since working with her.

Written by W.H. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have never met a therapist that could understand what I was saying so easily. Sometimes its hard for me to find words or I get flustered trying to communicate whats in my head but she understood what I was trying to say almost instantly. She's amazing!!

Written by A.L. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She’s amazing! Understands me and how to help me through things big and small

Written by T.O. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Erica has been great for me. She is always engaged, listening, and empathetic to my situation. She has been able to recommend tools to help me progress and I am fortunate to have connected with her during this time.

Written by A.L. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Erica is amazing. She has helped me with so many issues going back to childhood and I trust her advice wholeheartedly! I’ve got over a lot of resentment and guilt. Learn to stand a little taller and more authentically in my own skin.

Written by A.L. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Erica is compassionate and understanding. The practices and solutions she gave me have made noticeable differences in my life.

Written by N.A. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Erica is an incredible counselor! She is a great conversationalist, so even my socially awkward self never felt uncomfortable talking to her, and she is extremely understanding and caring no matter the situation.

I've been through several counselors over the past year struggling to find the right fit for me, but I am struggling no longer!

Written by A.L. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Erica is just a safe place for me and I know I won’t be judged from her regardless my decision. I feel grateful to have met her in this journey of mine.

Written by T.H. on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love that she's easy to talk to and is informal. She's very kind and caring. Therapy feels more like a conversation than an uncomfortable session

Written by V.R. on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Erica is an extremely skilled therapist. She is able to make sense of and connect random thoughts I blurt out during our sessions. I feel confident in her ability to help me navigate through my thoughts and how to better myself in general. Within a couple weeks, I have already noticed a change in how I think. So glad to have matched with an amazing therapist like Erica.

Written by L.A. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Erica Racinowski absolutely changed my life. I was so apprehensive about therapy and avoided it for as long as I could until eventually I knew it was my only option. I was struggling with anxiety attacks that were happening more frequently than ever. From the very first day I knew I found the right therapist. Erica helped me work through one of the darkest times in my life and did so by guiding me, not pushing or forcing me into anything too fast. She asked all the right questions and responded to me in honest ways which lead me to the right conclusions, or at least to the right path to work down. I was able to face things I hadn't emotionally unearthed with myself and slowly I started recognizing my progress. Erica validated me by encouraging me to continue through my personal work, specifically journaling in between our sessions. She helped me set boundaries and regulate my emotions, things I'd never learned to do properly. I could go on and on about how wonderful my experience was but instead I'll just recommend her to anyone that feels afraid or unsure about therapy. I promise you won't regret it, especially if you have Erica assisting you along your journey. The only reason I will no longer be working with her is because I have moved out of state, and it was truly one of the hardest goodbyes for me, because she has impacted me in such a profound way. Betterhelp and Erica helped me realize that my mental health is just as important as my physical health, and I will be continuing therapy from this point forward because of my incredible experience. Beyond grateful and again, highly recommend.

Written by S.H. on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve only had one session. She was Very direct and knowledgeable. Doesn’t waste time. And is very friendly at the same time.

Written by K.A. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Erica is truly the best. She’s been so extremely kind and patient with me through and through. Everyone needs an Erica.

Written by A.L. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Erica has been wonderful so far. I couldn’t have asked for a better person!

Written by I.Z. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Having been a while since my last therapist / counselor, and it not haven't been the best experience; my new experience with my current counselor Erica has actually been really good even if it is still in the beginning stages of this counselor patient relationship. I've never been great with talking and really expressing things without feeling the need to shut down due to always feeling poked or made to feel awkward or pushed and for once I actually feel like it's safe and it's okay to talk to my counselor which it's a new experience but if it feels really good I'm actually very fortunate that Erica is my counselor and I feel very appreciative and willing to learn and am excited to continue this counselor patient Journey with her as long as I possibly can I think this is the best experience so far I've had with better help.

Written by K.Y. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Erica has done a great job making me feel comfortable speaking about topics that I usually cannot. She is attentive, open-minded, and incredibly kind.

Written by K.E. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Erica has been the biggest help! I feel so comfortable with her and can admit things to her that I would never be able to admit to others, and helps me be honest with myself. She gives me useful tools and really helps me put things into perspective.

Written by E.R. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties

Erica has been very helpful for me. It was my first experience with any mental health professional. I changed counselors due to moving to a new state, but I definitely recommend her!

Written by A.L. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It makes the hugest difference knowing that Erica is there to help me along this process. I always feel listened to and validated weither messaging back and forth or on a video call.

Written by B.R. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

She's honestly the nicest person who I've ever tried to talk to. I adore her.

Written by N.E. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I've only been with Erica for a few weeks but she has already helped me find ways to manage my anxiety. Shes really great and understanding.

Written by L.I. on Mar 06, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Erica is great! Amazing listener. Always makes me feel comfortable and open to be myself and say anything. Great insight to my issues (when I finally stop talking and let her help me haha). Very patient. Would recommend for sure.

Written by R.I. on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Erica is extremely patient and insightful. I am so appreciative of the time that she spends with me and helps me figure out how I can better navigate different situations.

Written by G.A. on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Erica has a calm demeanor and approaches obstacles with small changes to help me better myself. She gives great, solid feedback.

Written by L.O. on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Erica is a super great counselor! She has helped me work through the challenges in my mind and life and has been Extremely supportive! I'm so glad I got paired with her!

Written by H.E. on Nov 12, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Erica listens to my concerns and gives me great feedback. She’s very non judgmental and extremely helpful. Thank you Erica you’re amazing! I’m really starting to learn a lot of new things about myself and the way i go about things.

Written by S.O. on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Erica has been the saving grace I didn’t realize I needed so badly. Her advice and processes have helped me guide myself through unimaginable pain. I could not thank her enough.

Written by C.O. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Erica is very friendly and understanding. As someone who usually has a hard time reframing thoughts, Erica provides a lot of insight and makes it a lot easier to restructure them.

Written by A.N. on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

Thank you for being here ,thank you for choosing this job to be here now helping me❤️

Written by J.E. on Jul 12, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Erica is fantastic and easy to talk to. She has helped me to be more insightful so that I can tackle issues in my personal relationships. Highly recommended.

Written by M.I. on Jun 28, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Erica has been so helpful to me in such a short amount of time. She is kind, understanding, honest, and relatable. She makes sure to validate my every thought and feeling, and uses techniques that help me out a lot in certain issues.

Written by A.N. on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, and family conflicts

Erica has always been prompt, understanding, and professional.

Written by M.E. on Feb 19, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Erica has been a support system for me from day 1. She has been understanding and caring, asks me questions and pin points a lot of the issues I’ve been having with just a question or two in between. I can’t say how grateful I am to have found her. She’s guided me down a different path. It’s only been 3 weeks of me talking to her but I can’t begin to tell you the difference I feel in myself. From the first time we spoke up until now, I feel, for the first time in a long time, like I have some kind of control over my anxiety and depression. Thank you Erica. For everything. I’m forever grateful for the tools you’ve given me to help me process my emotions in a healthy manner.

Written by R.Y. on Feb 13, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks

Erica is awesome!

Written by C.H. on Feb 03, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Erica is the best counselor I have ever had. She always listens to what is going on with you, along with getting down to the issue at hand to help you get to where you need to be.

Written by H.E. on Dec 22, 2019 after therapy with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

I was very skeptical of online therapy because I hadn’t worked with anyone I connected with. Then I started working with Erica and things have really turned around. She is kind and understanding while also keeping a realistic view on life. She doesn’t push worksheets or assign homework. She actually works with me during sessions to work through not only current issues but past events that could be the cause. After over a decade of therapy I have finally found someone who is helping me feel human again.

Work with me!