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Erica Portillo, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello, I'm so happy you're here. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) licensed in the state of IL and I have 8+ years of experience providing individual and group counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, depression, anxiety, dating & relationship issues, anger management and building self esteem & confidence.

My counseling style is personable, compassionate and interactive. I strive to create a non-judgemental space for clients to open up and I believe in treating everyone with respect and sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and solution-focused therapy. When something in our life is out of balance -- mentally, physically and/or emotionally -- therapy can help to center us. I view therapy as a partnership and I will shape our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific goals.

It takes strength to reach out for help, so I commend you. This is the first step in your personal development journey, which can lead to a more fulfilling life. If you are looking for someone to support and empower you along the way, I would be honored to help.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties

License information

IL LCSW 149016910


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Erica Portillo. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Erica has helped me come back to life. I can't find the words to express the extent of my gratitude towards her!

Written on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I've been working with Erica for almost two years now and she's so fantastic. We've worked on so many facets of my emotional health and worked through many events that occurred in that time. I love knowing I can rely on this partnership with her whenever something's happening or I'd like to grow and develop more. So grateful!

Written on Aug 07, 2019 after therapy with Erica for 1 year and 10 months

Erica has been great!

Written on Apr 30, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, self esteem, and anger

I am very happy I got Erica as my counselor. She’s been very helpful and I love that I can just open my phone and type everything I’m feeling in that moment as opposed to traditional counseling where one might not feel as comfortable and open talking about their issues in person. Sometimes I don’t even know where I’m going with my rants but Erica helps pinpoint what my struggles are.

Written on Feb 28, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

She's absolutely wonderful! Very encouraging and flexible. I look forward to each of our sessions!

Written on Feb 17, 2018 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and anger

It's been great working with Erica. Just being able to open up and release some inner thoughts has been so helpful. Erica has been patient and has a warm way of poking into issues for me to explore. Very happy I engaged in this site and lucky to have Erica assigned to me.

Written on Dec 06, 2017 after therapy with Erica for 2 months