Erica Harris

(LCSW-S)
Therapist Erica Harris Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified- Personality Disorders, Tele Mental Health, and Trauma Therapist with over 18 years of providing life-guiding Christian principles. I have worked with individuals and families dealing with various problems to include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and addictions.

I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 1999 and my Master's Degree in Social Work in 2005. I gained my experience working in outpatient and inpatient settings with clients diagnosed with severe mental disorders and substance use disorders, and I volunteered counseled, and coached women with substance use issues staying in transitional homes. I am trained in evidence-based Bible Based Therapy. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapy which aligns with The Word of God. The 5 years I spent in the U.S. Army helped build my character and ability to interact with different cultures.

I believe in the power of God to change any situation. There are not many ways, there is only One Way, and That is Jesus Christ. I believe in meeting people where they are. I believe part of my role is to help clients see their own power and ability given by God to make the changes needed to improve their lives. My counseling style is compassionate and collaborative with a focus on helping clients to break down the mental and spiritual barriers preventing them from achieving their goals. I do not believe in labeling individuals.

I am committed to working collaboratively with individuals as we work together on developing a treatment and action plan that will lead to positive changes. I believe that good therapy should lead to change.

I understand that it is not easy to ask for help. My Christian background gives me the ability to help clients face challenges with confidence. I want to be of service to those in need, let me help you today.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , 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

LCSW #41705 (Expires: 2023-01-31)

LICSW #4733C (Expires: 2023-05-31)

LCSW #LCSW-19499 (Expires: 2023-04-30)

LCSW #CSW.09927407 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

My first session ever, was amazing Erica gave me a biblical insight of what I was going through and got down to the root of what I was feeling. I thought I was going to talk about one thing and it ended up being something totally different. I’m thankful to have come across her! Would definitely recommend!

Written by D.A. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and parenting issues

I highly recommend Better Help , and definitely recommend Erica Harris as a counselor. She's very professional and cares about her clients growth.

Written by J.A. on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Therapy with Erica Harris has been a groundbreaking experience for transforming my negative thinking patterns. In each session, I have gained wisdom and tools to empower myself and understand my own mind. I was so worn down by my job, regrets of my past, and believing that I could not control my emotions. Through therapy, I can now identify my triggers, overcome, and heal through logic, health consciousness, and faith in a realistic way that is not overwhelming, yet still challenging enough to see change. Therapy has been such a wonderful experience, and I am so blessed to have had sessions with her. I truly feel confident in my progress in the last two months. I have the mental tools to start building a blueprint to become the woman God created me to be! I praise God for her gift, patience, and wisdom. As a young black married woman trying to navigate healing, I highly recommend her services!

Written by D.E. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

Mrs. Harris is always understanding. She listens to your problems and then gives you the best possible solution on how to overcome your situation. She is always there when you need her and will always check on you if she has not heard from you in a while. She is awesome.

Written by L.A. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Very respectful, personable, and shows that she cares

Written by G.R. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She has been to great, she listens & asks me questions that really gets to the root of the things i didn’t even know i was feeling.
And she really empathizes with whatever I say, which gives me a lot of comfort. She makes everything so relatable & gives really good POVs & real life actions I can do in my everyday life. Would 100000% recommend.

Written by B.R. on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

This was my first time taking counseling and Erica made me feel very comfortable and also gave great feedback to everything I talked about. Would highly recommend

Written by R.H. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Erica is very encouraging and has helped me so much these past months to make positive changes!

Written by S.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I feel like Erica understands me and was able to really get where I was coming from. I appreciated the ear and her ability to empathize and provide me with practical ways of handling my anxiety. I felt heard and understood. I will continue my sessions with her to continue healing.

Written by I.N. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Erica is knowledgeable, has a lot of experience in counselling and therapy. She has a lot of wisdom and discernment, which make me progress drastically in my path. I recommend her, she is amazing!

Written by A.P. on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ms. Erica has a very nice way of explaining things. English is not my primary language and she didn't disagree when I suggested that we just do live chat sessions even if it takes a lot of time to type words.

Written by J.A. on Sep 15, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Erica has been great. She's kind, understanding, gracious and very positive. She has been able to encourage me through a tough time and has always been quick to respond to me. I am thankful for her service to those like me - hurting and in need - and more-so for her service unto our Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you, Erica. God bless you.

Written by R.O. on Jun 19, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Erica is insightful—recognizing thought patterns out of rambling sentences and concisely directing her focus in a way to help me identify problems and ways my thinking needs to change for a better me.

Written by S.H. on Sep 22, 2019 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks

I appreciate the compassion, depth of knowledge, honesty and humility that Erica Harris possesses as a counselor. What a gem!

Written by M.A. on Apr 06, 2019 after therapy with Erica for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Erica is a wonderful therapist! She is always able to provide me with encouraging words and support.

Written by K.I. on Oct 16, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Erica turned what I thought was PTSD around. Her help has been amazing for me and my family. She respects my time, concerns, and me as a person.

Written by A.N. on Oct 02, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Erica is wonderful! She provides insights from her own experiences and will guides me away from my issues!

Written by L.I. on Sep 15, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 8 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

I first began counseling with Erica when my spirit was broken, I felt all alone, and really felt as if I didn't want to live anymore. She offered a gleam of hope and light within a dark tunnel. Since my sessions she helped give me hope and direction. The things I had to discuss, I was too afraid to tell anyone, at first. Since my sessions with her I went from having no career, a dark sad life, to finding myself and obtaining a thriving career. Not only did she literally help save my life, she has taken the journey with me and she has helped me pick up the broken pieces of my life when what seemed like the whole world wanted me to fail. I've been with Erica now for almost a year. Erica isn't just a counselor, she's a good woman who keeps it real. She has heart and a beautiful soul you can count on.

Written by P.A. on Jun 13, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Erica is a kind and lovely lady.

Written by K.A. on Apr 03, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Erica Harris is professional and attentive. She made the sessions seem as though we were in the same room and clearly listened to what I was feeling. I highly recommend her work.

Written by A.L. on Mar 09, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and career

Erica has changed my life. I came into counseling emotionally defeated and rooted in my despair, and I had no idea how to combat it. I just wanted to not be miserable anymore. But Erica gave me far more than what I had asked for. She taught me life tools and strategies to challenge and change the way I think and live. Though she was extremely compassionate, she never let me believe that I was helpless. Through God's strength and grace, Erica's guidance and wisdom, and through the power of choice, I learned month after month how to combat my depression. By no means have I conquered it. But now I know it does not have to be my master. Erica is an exceptional counselor. She is pragmatic, kind, challenging, open minded, but also so committed to God's truth and speaking it into your life. The truth is not at all easy, but it will absolutely set you free. If you are wiling and open, then Erica's counsel could truly change your life, too.

Written by K.A. on Jan 15, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Erica is awesome.

Written by L.O. on Dec 27, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

Her ability to key in on the issues at hand is extraordinary, her knowledge of Faith and God's help are great. She's given me a new prospective in which my introspective is enlightened.

Written by E.R. on Oct 23, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

It is still early in the CBT process for my anxiety, but I absolutely love Erica's direct yet compassionate approach to therapy. She is incredibly accommodating, and has a gift for finding Mercy in my own harsh judgments of myself. Do not hesitate to work with Erica on your issues!

Written by M.S. on Sep 26, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Erica is very friendly and supportive!!! I have really enjoyed my sessions with her and she has really helped me through some tough situations.

Written by T.A. on Jun 20, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

Thank you, Erica.

Written by A.S on Feb 27, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, eating, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Erica is very responsive and helpful. So far she has been very helpful to me in my relationship and with my depression.

Written by R.O on Feb 17, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Erica is warm, friendly, and truth-telling. I am so thankful for her active listening and encouragement. Highly recommended!

Written by K.A on Jan 31, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and self esteem

Erica is an amazing counselor and really takes the time to respond thoughtfully to your needs. I have appreciated her so much!

Written by V.N on Jan 23, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

It feels good talking to someone about our problems. I was not thinking I had a drinking problem, but talking to Erica has helped me to understand that I am addicted to alcohol and I must do something about it..

Written by J.E on Jan 15, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Fantasticly empathic and easy to talk to!

Written by V.I on Dec 19, 2016 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Erica is a great guide on the road to better health. Working together, I learned to pay more attention to my beliefs and actions and to implement meaningful changes.

Written by K.E on Aug 19, 2016 after therapy with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Erica Harris has been great. Her no-nonsense Christian approach was just what I needed.

Written by K.R on Jun 14, 2015 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks

Erica has been amazing. She was very responsive and always there to help. Very knowledgeable and I don't know what I would have done without her support & help.