First of all, congratulations for having the courage to seek help. The willingness to be vulnerable is perhaps the most courageous acts that we as people can do with one another. While there is huge risk, the rewards are endless and this is the first step in opening up to someone in a safe confidential place.
My practice is driven by having a genuine, warm, authentic and non-judgmental approach. I have a conversational approach to therapy and have been told by clients that they did not feel like it was a therapy session although it was very therapeutic. Having practiced overseas for numerous years and working with clients culturally whom I had no prior experience with has forced me to fine tune my skills in reflecting what a client is presenting to me, rather than my own cultural biases and judgements.
While I have been licensed since 2019, I have over 10 years of experience in working with a myriad of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, relationship problems, multicultural issues and stress due to life changes. My experience includes individual, group and family work, running dual-diagnosis and substance use outpatient and inpatient groups, working with court-ordered clients, working at a mental health clinic in the Middle East, and performing substance and mental health assessments.
I am a licensed professional counselor with the State of Colorado. I have a M.A. in Clinical Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish. I am nearly licensed as an addiction counselor having spent thousands of hours working with clients suffering with addiction. At this time I am only offering late evening sessions and Saturday morning sessions.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
CO LPC LPC.0015767
Erika is professional and very easy to open up to. Would recommend!
Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Erika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coaching
I want to recommend Erika to everyone I know! I’ve had over 10 therapists, due to moving around so much and she is, by far, one of my favorites! She always makes me feel validated, heard, and most importantly - empowered. She guides and walks me through scenarios in my life in a caring, empathic way. I have already learned more about myself and have a better understanding of the path that lays in front of me. She gives me confidence that I can get through challenging times, and use those times (when I’m ready) as valuable lessons. I look forward to my session with her every week!
Written on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Erika for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd