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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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, 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, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY LCSW 3967
Erica was fantastic - she has helped me deal with some major changes in my life as well as past traumas, and now I feel much more relaxed and able to deal with the stresses of everyday life!
Written on Jun 23, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
I have only had 2 sessions and I feel that this has been the most rewarding of all of my experiences with any therapist. I value Better Help and Erica.
Written on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Erica has been such a great help to me! In just a few sessions she has already helped me get to a better mindset!
Written on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
My counselor is truly amazing. I had no idea I could have this kind of authentic connection with a therapist but she has proven that to be inaccurate-Erica is truly one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever known.
Written on May 10, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse
I am thrilled to be working with Erica. This is my first time seeking help and I am 58 years old. It has been an amazing experience and I feel very fortunate to have Erica on this journey with me. Thanks Erica!
Written on May 02, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt
Erica is amazing. She listens, gives advice, and genuinely cares about her patients. I am so glad that we were matched. Thank you Erica for everything!
Written on Apr 26, 2020 after therapy with Erica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd