Erica Patton Simpson

(MSW, LCSW, TF-CBT)

About Me

Hello and welcome!

My name is Erica Patton Simpson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in brain-based treatments and trauma resolution in Kentucky, where I provide timely assistance to individuals and couples facing events that cause a disruption in healthy functioning. I am so glad you are here with me and I look forward to walking this journey with you.

I have known since I was very young that I had a desire to help others. I suffered trauma growing up and spent much of the last 25 years focusing on the casualty of the symptoms experienced as opposed to just the symptoms themselves, which may include anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, lack of focus, relational issues, and overall poor or below level functioning. I found by learning even more about the ways in which trauma affects you neurologically, mentally, emotionally and physically, it became even more important for me to give back the knowledge I had gained to help others.

I am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is an innovative treatment in brain-based therapy used for trauma resolution and performance enhancement, which involves brain disregulation including anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, PTSD and emotional trauma disturbances.

Since launching my career more than 20 years ago, I have earned a reputation for possessing a proven ability to enter traumatic scenarios and defuse them quickly and discreetly.

My personal therapeutic approach is to return my clients to optimal functioning by quickly minimizing psychological stress, reducing emotional barriers, addressing unresolved trauma, identifying unhealthy influences, and ultimately helping to develop the skills needed to live your life without the stressors you currently face - all within the therapeutic process.

As an expert in trauma and human systems, I can work in short, intensive sessions to prevent and manage crises or in a less intensive treatment modality as you journey through your recovery to optimal health. As a result, together we can create lives filled with purpose and joy as highly functional individuals and couples.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #3967 (Expires: 2020-10-03)


Reviews

Written by A.D. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 days on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Erica has built such a naturally safe space for me to explore my issues with anxiety. She provides enough structure that I can feel the progress and the growth, but allows enough flexibility that I can address priorities as needed. She is empathetic without being a yesman, and she will ask the deep questions that you don't think to ask yourself, which is why we seek mental health services in the first place. I cannot praise her enough for the excellent care she provides. In just a short time, I can quite tangibly feel the relief from my neuroticism. Thank you BetterHelp, and thank you Erica!!

Written by M.A. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Erica is amazing! Every should be luck enough to work with such a competent and empathetic person who knows her stuff!

Written by P.A. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

In the short time I have used Betterhelp Erica has been a guiding light in my journey to become a better person. I came initially to discuss some relationship matters & anger management as well as some more delicate personal matters And with Ericas support & encouragement has really enabled me to understand myself better, personal triggers that I was previously blissfully unaware of. I feel overall better equipped to handle my own anger & this has in turn enabled me to build a stronger more valuable relationship with my wife & family.

Written by M.A. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 days on issues concerning trauma and abuse

This app did an amazing job connecting me with my counselor! Erica has helped me see my situation from a new perspective and has given me valuable tools and techniques to manage my daily stresses. In my previous therapy experiences it has taken months for my counselor and I to connect and to feel understood. This is NOT the case with Erica. She has guided our conversations and asked all of the right questions to get to know me very quickly and efficiently so we can jump right in. I feel supported and safe being 100% honest with her. Our sessions are a ZERO JUDGMENT zone! Her style is a great balance of professionalism, positivity, spirituality, career coaching, compassion, and encouragement.

Written by I.L. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

In the short 2 weeks that I've had Erica as my counselor, I feel like we are a good match. She has great insight in trauma, and she understands how my brain works when I experience anxiety/panic. I have a long way to go, but I am sure that with Erica as my counselor, my road will be less hard and with more insights along the way.

Written by B.R. on Feb 18, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Erica is absolutely a great fit for me and a tremendous counselor all around!

Written by H.E. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have only been with Erica for a short while, but already I feel like she truly understands my issues. The things she says make a lot of sense to me and I get the impression she truly cares. When I started counseling on this site I swapped counsellors several times as I couldn't find a good fit. Erica checks in often and also replies to me very quickly. Her expertise in trauma are evident and the information she sends is really helpful to me.

Written by M.E. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

She is absolutely amazing. I don't think you can find anyone more dedicated to helping people than Erica.

Written by M.I. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I like her. She has style that fits with me. She has been a huge help already. She really cares about me and my problems. It has been a long time when someone has listened to me. To really listened.

Written by N.I. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Erica is always checking up on me and giving me advice. She surely has the experience and commitment with every case she has and it shows everytime we talk. I feel the confidence to tell her everything and she surely will understand and help. I thank her for having a person to be there for me, checking up on me and help me try to get better. I thank her a lot. She’s great

Written by A.N. on Feb 02, 2020 after counseling with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I just started working with Ms. Erica, and I have to say that it feels like she was sent to me from a place where only good things happen.
She is incredibly kind, she's present (in a way that doesn't seem false or contrived), she's eager to be with me every day (I'm not kidding, I mean her response time is phenomenal) and she just seems like the sort of person that's doing this for the people she's helping, not for money or anything else. She feels so genuinely invested in me, that sometimes I wonder if this is a dream, that I'll wake up from soon.
Ms. Erica, I know we haven't been together long, but I can already feel the benefits of your care, and constant support, and because of that, I feel confident that there's hope for me...and that's something I've never felt before. Thank you...no really THANK YOU so much.