I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of providing life guiding Christian principles, mental health, and substance abuse counseling and education. 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. I am trained in evidence based Bible Based Therapy. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapy which which align 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. I believe in meeting people where they are. I believe part of my role is to help clients see their own power and ability to make the changes needed to improve their lives. My counseling style is compassionate and direct 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. A person is not their diagnosis.
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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar, Depression
LCSW #41705 (Expires: 2019-01-31)
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.
Erica is awesome.
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.
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!
Erica is very friendly and supportive!!! I have really enjoyed my sessions with her and she has really helped me through some tough situations.
Thank you, Erica.
Erica is very responsive and helpful. So far she has been very helpful to me in my relationship and with my depression.
Erica is warm, friendly, and truth-telling. I am so thankful for her active listening and encouragement. Highly recommended!
Erica is an amazing counselor and really takes the time to respond thoughtfully to your needs. I have appreciated her so much!
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..
Fantasticly empathic and easy to talk to!
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.
Erica Harris has been great. Her no-nonsense Christian approach was just what I needed.
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.