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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties Read more...
LCSW #149016910 (Expires: 2023-11-30)
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!
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!
Erica has been great!
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.
She's absolutely wonderful! Very encouraging and flexible. I look forward to each of our sessions!
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.
Erica is wonderful to work with. She is always there to listen to me and provide me with quality feedback. I’m so glad that I get to work with her!
Erica is extremely flexible with her availability and extremely responsive to messages. She's very helpful and knowledgeable and able to help me work through my problems.
Erica is PHENOMENAL. When I started talking to her I was completely stuck and just a few weeks later I am moving forward in my career and am coping so much better with my anxiety.
She is truly a great sounding board and mentor.
I was a agoraphobic, to the point that going to the mailbox was difficult, and I found social situations to be torture. So I went online looking into a support group or something so I wouldn't feel so alone and I would be able to talk to people who I can relate to, I was shocked to find a way to do therapy online, I had no idea this existed. From the start I was anxious to reach out fearing judgement and scrutiny from a perfect stranger, but I know I needed help. Then I got Erica as my counselor, she was amazing from the start, she didn't judge me even when my irrational phobias could have hindered the therapy process. Erica encouraged me, recommended reading materials and overall just made me feel like a normal person who is going through a rough time, not a damaged person who needs to be fixed. Now I have someone I can be completely honest with (which was difficult with face to face therapy), and I am showing vast improvement. I am going to the store, riding my bike around the block and communicating with estranged family members. I can't thank Erica enough, for giving me a new outlook on life!
Erica is great. I was able to really communicate my feelings with her. She was supportive and gave many recommendations for me to try out. I really was surprised how well the experience went, and how quickly I was able to start feeling better. I now have the tools I will need in the future to get through the rough patches that come my way. I will be returning and requesting Erica's help in the future.
Erica is great and very professional. She always responds in a timely manner. She's attentive and offers supports through her objective advice she even provides me with additional information and tools to help me through my difficult time. I'm so glad I found a place where I can express myself freely and get the support I need. Erica and I are working well together. I highly recommend her as I think her service is exceptional.