You may have come to this site because you're hurting, dealing with issues of life that you just can't seem to figure out, or simply searching for a safe place to share your thoughts and the things that are on your heart and mind. Or maybe you're facing disappointment, anger, or resentment, and at times you feel like you want to throw in the towel. There is good news... I am here to walk with you and help you move from merely surviving to thriving! I became a therapist because I believe that everyone deserves to have somebody that they can be transparent with and receive insight oriented feedback about what is troubling them in their lives. Helping people connect the dots and discover the purpose in those life events and experiences is what I believe is the key to a better life. By coming here it means that you have taken the 1st step to getting better and I would be happy to help.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor's and Master's degree from The University of Texas @ Arlington with over 9 years of varied experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings providing both long term and brief interventions. Areas of expertise include: Anxiety & Depression, Relationship challenges, Family conflict, Phases of life changes, and next steps. I welcome clients with these particular struggles. I use a variety of therapeutic tools and tailor treatment to the individual, couple, or family. I believe that change happens when people are given the insight they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives and get back to the "normal" that we all desire. In my free time I love traveling, spending time with my husband and family, and giving back through various service projects in my community. Helping people is my passion and helping you would give me joy!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties
LCSW #54589 (Expires: 2020-01-31)
Erica does not shy away from the truth. As a sensitive person, I am always afraid of harsh feedback, but she is always honest but compassionate. Through her insights and guidance, I am learning to be the happiest and most centered version of myself I can be. I always think of her when I need advice or a different outlook. Therapists are logical. That is their job. Logic can sometimes appear cold, but it helps you more than coddling. She is firm when necessary but always kind. I would recommend her to everyone.
I didn't know what I was looking for in a counselor but something about Erica (perhaps her smile) told me she was the right one for me. And I was right. She is amazing and supportive. She helps me identify areas I want to improve myself and how to get there in ways that work for me while also being patient and kind. She encourages me to be strong for myself but also to be responsible for my own actions and feelings (something that is important to me). I don't feel like just another client. She checks in on me when she doesn't hear from me and follows up promptly when the conversation is rolling. I'm so lucky I found her.
I chose her because I was seeking someone with a similar gender and ethnicity. To a sensitive person she can come off a bit blunt which may take someone who is rather sensitive aback but she means well and gives great advice. Thus far she’s a good fit for me. I kinda see her as a friend that will tell you like it is and encourage you at the same time
Erica is very professional and helpful. She always replies and checks in on me if I take a little while to reply. She understand where I’m coming from and listens.
I haven't known Erica for long, but I already feel very connected to her. She supports me with kind understanding, and astute insight. She gets me, and I feel like I can really trust her.
Erica is great in helping me see things from a different angle that I haven't thought of and also she doesn't make me feel like my choices in life were bad. She just helped me to understand them.
I can't thank her enough! We've working together for around 3 weeks now, and I have improved so much already! I've been through a very rough time in the last week, and I was able to control it much better with her help!
Creative. Friendly. Responsive. Wants to fully understand the main problem so that she can give the appropriate advice.