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Erik Larson, LICSW

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About me

I am a licensed therapist (LICSW) in the State of Washington with 7 years in private practice. I live in King County, Washington State. I am Nationally-Accredited (ACSW) and endorsed by the National Association of Social Workers in Washington DC. During the past 7 years, I have specialized in providing therapy to families and individuals impacted by the child welfare and foster care system. Before going into private practice in 2015, my experience spans 3 years of government agency work involving intensive case-management, crisis intervention, care assessment, client advocacy and investigations of harm or abuse to vulnerable adults. Prior to 2012, I worked as a social worker to support children in foster care and families affected by the child welfare system. In 2001-2006, I provided supervision, counseling and case management of adjudicated youth offenders, aged 12-16 years, in a residential mental health locked-down setting. I am also a licensed private investigator and specialize in locating difficult-to-find beneficiaries of estate planning cases. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

WA LICSW 60338539


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Erik Larson. 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.

Erik is a great listener and encourages me to be habit stack so I can start my day off in a positive way. That has been transformational for me.

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Erik for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I feel comfortable with him

Written on Apr 21, 2023 after therapy with Erik for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Erik is great!!

Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Erik for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Erik Larson is a very empathic & understanding counselor. His recommendations during therapy are extremely efficacious. I highly recommend him without reservations!

Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Erik for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I feel Erik really cares and shows much compassion.

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Erik for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Erik has provided me with tools that have really helped me be less reactive and more present for those around me. His modern, practical approach to mental health is empowering and has provided more positive outcomes for me than I could have imagined

Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Erik for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues