Ericka Bassey

(MSW, LICSW)
Therapist Ericka Bassey Photo

About Me

I am a clinically licensed social worker, LICSW, who has been providing emotional health services in a variety of settings since 1994. I graduated with an MSW from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work in 1994. I obtained my LICSW in 2010. I have both clinic and hospital based experience. I have also done a lot of community based mental health work. I am interested in holistic approaches to health and healing. I am open and operate with kindness and compassion. I enjoy partnering with others in their journeys to health, wholeness and well-being. I am practical and my approach is always tailored to the needs of my clients. I always meet my clients where they are and allow them to define their problems and/or crisis.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #18505 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She’s been really great and always listens and offers suggestions.

Written by D.A. on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Ericka for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Ericka has been the perfect fit for me. Just knowing an appointment booked with her, gets me through the tough days. Her voice and how she gets me to things through, all extremely helpful. So very grateful for BetterHelp and Ericka.

Written by K.I. on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

Helped me out so much. Thank you Ericka. She really cares and lets me talk! Never interrupts which feels good. I enjoyed that she really wanted to listen and made it all about me.

Written by K.E. on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I love working with Miss Bassey. She’s been very supportive of my needs in this experience and offers me practical ways to deal with life challenges. She’s very authentic in her approach and has a very warm personality that makes it easy for me to open up.

Written by C.H. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

I enjoy working with Ericka. She is provided a gentle and welcoming space to learn how to better approach the world and the relationships we have within the world.

Written by K.E. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

I’ve only been working with Ericka for a couple of weeks now but she has been so amazing! I love that she sends articles throughout the week for things to work on. If I have any questions/concerns, I receive a response back in a very timely manner. I’m so happy I was paired up with her!

Written by J.O. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I've only just started with Ericka, but she's already made a tangible difference in my life. She is the perfect mixture of empathetic and challenging, and offers me homework tailored to my style of learning. 10/10 would therapy again!

Written by M.A. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I have only had one session with her so far, but she is awesome. She really focuses on playing an active part in ones healing and provides lots of ways to do so, which I very much appreciate. She is kind and I feel like she really listens. I am very happy that she was assigned as my counselorz

Written by T.A. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I feel comfort after talking with her, I try and do the challenges she gives me. She gives me hope! I don’t feel so lost. I look forward to our talks. She is a beautiful person.

Written by A.L. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 3 weeks

Ericka is easy to talk to, listens and responds with actions to my conversations.

Written by Z.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

Besides an awesome counsellor, Bassey is an amazing human being. Her energy is healing. she has a beautiful mind, a very open mind and she had answer to everything. i love how she made me explore myself and taught me to look for the answers with in. her words made it all fall into place. i love her.

Written by R.O. on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

When I came to BetterHelp my life was a complete mess. I was so focused on the past I couldn't enjoy the present or look to the future. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't work and even just simple day-to-day tasks were crushingly overwhelming. By the second session with Ericka I was already noticing rapid improvements, she helped me gain new perspectives on issues that had previously seemed insurmountable, become more confident in myself and my own abilities, and finally set the past to rest so I could look to the future with hope. Ericka has given me my life back in a few short months and I am eternally grateful to her for what she does every day here.

Written by M.I. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and

Ericka is very understanding and empathetic and knows how to ask leading questions that help me remember DBT skills I had forgotten how to use.

Written by M.I. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Ericka is the perfect blend of a mental health professional who possesses deep subject matter expertise along with being a thoughtful and kind person who takes the time to listen and relate before offering guidance. This provides me with room to grow through sharing my experiences along with being guided by someone who can make a more thoughtful and human set of suggestions supported by tools. This makes our process together relatable and real.

Written by D.O. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am quite happy and pleased with having Ericka as my counselor. She is excellent at listening, and giving feedback, and offers positive alternatives to help me navigate communication with family members as well as peers, and employers. i am very fortunate to have connected with her, and look forward to continue counseling with her.

Written by R.O. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

She is so kind and her wisdom is very supportive. She listens and validates and offers good feedback. She is very easy to open up to.

Written by K.E. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is extremely knowledgeable about resources for medication and developing coping skills. She is very insightful and great at asking questions to gently get to the heart of the matter in order to help provide problem solving and refocusing. I have been going to different therapists for various things since I was a child and she is the first counselor whom I have feel treats me as an equal. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.N. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is phenomenal and invested in helping others!

Written by M.A. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ericka Bassey is patient. I felt comfortable talking to her and her insight and help was very helpful.

Written by P.A. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is very patient & understanding. She helped open my eyes to new perspective

Written by D.E. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, adhd, depression, and grief

Ericka is warm and welcoming. She is a great listener and you can tell she cares about what you are saying. She's provided me great tips and resources. Highly recommend.

Written by R.O. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 months on issues concerning anger management

A wonderful and helpful person

Written by M.A. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ericka is absolutely wonderful. I feel like she really truly hears me. And there is no question that she truly cares. I am lucky to have found her.

Written by M.A. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 1 month on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes

This counselor is quite accommodating and easy to talk with, I would highly recommend her.

Written by W.I. on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Ericka has been great so far! Very warm and personable. We have already start to crack the case on some of my issues after one session.

Written by A.L. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very nice. Also gives a lot of mindfulness tips. Very easy to talk to

Written by K.I. on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

I just started BetterHelp and Ericka is amazing. She follows up with me and provides me with helpful challenges that help me address the issues that are hard to overcome. I totally feel like she understands.
So happy with my experience.

Written by G.U. on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Ericka has been a wonderful resource for me to work through all the stuff going on in my life. She us compassionate and a wonderful listener!

Written by K.A. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She’s amazing! I really enjoy how much she helps me figure things out!

Written by J.E. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Ericka listens to my concerns and puts in the time to help find the best resources for me. I appreciate her expertise and am impressed with her knowledge of different cultural backgrounds which I find essential. Highly recommend scheduling time to meet with her.

Written by K.E. on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Ericka is easy to talk to and listens. I feel really comfortable with her.

Written by C.L. on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is an excellent counselor

Written by P.O. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Ericka is amazing.

Ericka listens, is extremely patient and caring and although this is all done online, Ericka made me feel safe to speak

Written by T.O. on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have had two sessions with Ericka so far and she has been really brilliant. I am already seeing improvements. Ericka is a great listener and always has the perfect response. She is understanding and compassionate and we can also have a laugh. Ericka has completely changed my view on counselling and I look forward too future sessions!

Written by J.O. on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I enjoyed our session it was very informative she was caring and understanding

Written by M.I. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Ericka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Ericka is awesome. She gets me.

I feel lucky to have met her. I look forward to our meetings - but I’m also aware that it’s gonna be real.

I recommend anyone to talk to her!