I am licensed in Illinois with 15 years of professional work experience. I have had my license for 7 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
IL LCPC 180.011868
Erica is a realistic human who has tons of experience in many sectors. I appreciate that I can have a comfortable conversation with someone close to my own age and understands what’s really going on around us and in the world today. She is amazing.
Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
I love Erica Gilmore as my therapist. She understands me, & is always willing to listen to everything I have to say or feel. She makes me feel great about myself, & I love her feedbacks. Definitely recommend her as a therapist, she’s the best!
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Erica is, by far, the most well-informed, realistic, and progressive of therapists. She uses applicable life experiences and her own expansive knowledgebase to guide me in my own personal, professional, social, and spiritual growth. I leave each session feeling like I've learned something knew, and her effortless compassion and connection helps me more than I ever thought weekly therapy could provide. Each week, I look forward to our meetings, as conversation is natural. Erica also makes sure to challenge my own perspectives in ways that help me make find peace with myself and the world around me.
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Erica keeps changing my life. I thought I knew what I needed from therapy, but instead I was introduced to a world foreign to me. We dove head first and now I am learning to live anew. What I'm gaining is more then a way to cope with ongoing issues. I am gaining something that will benefit me for the rest of my life. Nothing is worth more then looking forward to tomorrow and I look forward to tomorrow!
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Very understanding and down to earth one of a kind therapists. Grateful to call her my therapist.
Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
Erica Gilmore is a wonderful therapist who is very easy to connect with and great to talk to. I’m already using the the tools and strategies she’s recommended for me in my own life in positive ways. I enjoy talking to her a lot. It feels like talking to a friend.
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and anger management