I am a Clinical Social Worker and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Integrative Medicine. For several years I have been working with people from different backgrounds, ages, and cultures, including veterans and women victims of domestic violence and abuse. I have also coached and trained executives and supervisors in leadership and personal growth and provided coaching in their areas of need.
During my years of experience, I have supported and cooperated with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, life and career challenges, post traumatic stress disorder, lack of motivation and low self-esteem.
My personal approach is empathetic, very professional, and understanding. I always start from where the client is, and from there we develop a plan focused on the individual’s goals and needs. My counseling style combines cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions, mindfulness, as well as a strength-based and empowerment approaches.
I believe in people and I believe in change. We all have issues at some point in our life and sometimes we need someone free of judgement to support and guide us throughout the process of overcoming those situations. Life gets better when we have someone to rely on.
Be safe and I am looking forward to supporting and cooperating with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #59915 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
LCSW #15336 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
I love my therapy sessions with Erika. She just gets me and she is always such a positive force.
Excelente profesional, muy asertiva
Erika is so friendly and has great energy, which makes me feel so comfortable to be open in our sessions.
She has a great mind that seems to combine the emotional side and the logical side. I appreciate her guidance and I think she is going to be able to help me where others were not able to.
Erika is amazing! She always makes me feel like I'm in control of my life. After every session I feel like I have so much more clarity and peace, even if I don't have anything "big" happening in my life she helps me sort out every day things and grow as a person.
I have had a very productive and helpful experience working with Erika, because she is a very positive person and a great analytical thinker. Her natural interpersonal skills complement her knowledge as a psychotherapist. I am knowledgeable about psychology myself and have had difficulties reconciling my objective views with the introspection necessary for successful counselling, but I finally got somewhere thanks to my joint efforts with Erika. I recommend this counsellor for anyone who is looking for a new point of view on their personal issues.
Erika is the best counselor I could have ever imagined to be introduced to. She is an amazing person and has a gift for helping others. She has impacted my life in such a positive way and I am extremely grateful for her.
I have worked with a number of different therapists, but feel a different connection to Erika. Our sessions really help me focus on my goals and, even when I don't have one issue in particular to talk about, she helps me engage with all different parts of my life (e.g.,my job, my family) - and she even gives me that extra push I need sometimes to get me going in the right direction. We've talked about everything from family issues and career stress to weight loss at this point, and during each of my sessions, I left feeling heard and with a plan in mind to resolve my own issues. I just feel better after talking to Erika.
She is a fantastic therapist. Very helpful I can talk to her.
I feel confident in stating Erika probably saved my life. With her help I grieved the loss of ability to work, brain surgery, divorce, my dogs death and the loss of a relationship with my stepsons. I know it sounds like a bad country western song. With Erika’s help I got through it and continue to work through it.
Hands down, Erika has been my saving grace over the past four months. It's incredible how connected I feel to her advice and guidance, and how present she is every time we meet. She always gives sounding, new, and valuable suggestions that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. She cares for her patients and is so dedicated to helping you achieve the best version of yourself.
I love working with Erika. I feel I've made a lot of progress from our sessions and she really understands what I want to work on.
Erika is extremely enthusiastic with what she does. You can tell she loves her job. She has given me the tools I need to approach my goals of living a more fulfilling life. She tells me exactly what I need to hear and is quick with responses. Because of her I have become more self aware and am learning so much more about my true self and how to accept and love myself better.
She is the best I have ever seen! She listens and is so relatable to my specific needs. I would recommend her to anyone.
Since I was a teen in therapy I felt that I was just another item to check off for the day, but when I met Erica last year I feel like she listens and understands what I am saying. I am not dreading the days anymore and I look forward to our sessions. I am extremely grateful for her!
If I could rate Erika and BetterHelp a 15 out of 10 I would. She has changed my life.
Better help is the best platform for therapy for me personally I have ever used.
Everyone needs to keep searching if they haven’t found the right therapist for them. I have finally found it here.
She is an amazing listener , she got the idea with minimal words . She get the hidden picture easily
I already see a change in my outlook and healrhy thinking. She’s a great listener and offers genuine help along with her expertise.
Erika is an empathetic and effervescent professional. I have an established history of depression, anxiety and poor self-esteem, and she is addressing each of these issues in a holistic way. She listens intently to my concerns and manages to find the questions that lead me to my own invaluable answers. She’s utilized a range of different methods and exercises to help me find a routine that best suits me, and does it all with a sincere and contagious belief that I can — and will — be well. She is helping me change my life, and I could not be more grateful.
I have been working with Erika for the last 5months and to say "working with her has changed my life" is an understatement! Our work together has caused incredible transformation within me and how I see myself and the effects of this have echoed through to the physical world around me. I now completely trust and back myself to take the necessary action towards creating my greater vision. Our focus was initially on developing my leadership skills for better career prospects. At the time I was depressed, anxious, and super reactive. I did not like the person I had become and my home life suffered because of this. Now, not only am I a powerful leader in my business, I am a much better mum and wife. I can now speak from a place of authenticity and forge deeper, more productive connections with others.
Erika, you are so kind and supportive in your approach and your thoguhtful questions have given me a whole new perspective on life. I highly recommend Erika and her service. If you are looking to be your best self and powerfully lead others, then this is the lady you need to help you make that happen.
Erika has been helping me control my anxiety. She is very approachable and easy to talk to and has been helping gain the tools I need to feel better. I have faith that I will be able to recover with Erika’s help.
Erika has been an amazing counselor. I’ve been having sessions with her for almost 5 months and she has been very responsive, understanding and open to try all kinds of methods to meet my goals. I have come a long way and every time I talk to her I feel like I make progress. Totally recommend her!
Erika is absolutely wonderful. She has been receptive, kind, and patient with our discussions as we began to work together. She responds pretty quickly and with care. She also checks in if I don't message in a while, which is helpful as my schedule gets busy and I forget! I recommend her. :)
I feel so relaxed! And I feel as though you heard me ....maybe for the first time in a long time. Thank you, Erika!
Wonderful counselor with advice tailored to your own personal situation. Erika uses therapeutic techniques from a wide body of knowledge and helps to identify patterns and beliefs standing in the way of full self-realization.
Erika is amazing! She helps me a lots through my life. Helps me to change myself to deal with my feeling.
In just a few sessions, Erika has helped me to soften into myself and shift some perspectives that were causing suffering. She is compassionate, wise, open and supportive and the sessions are always enlightening on multiple levels.
In the midst of a complex and highly stressful and frightening time in my life, Erika helped me take a moment to breathe and give order to the chaos. She understood my concerns and knew how to help me prioritize each situation every step of the way. Easy to talk to, caring, and positive. The perfect match for me and my situation.
Erika is truly a fantastic counselor! She is so empathetic and understanding, and I truly feel safe in a conversation with her. Her wisdom and conversation are incredibly eye-opening and I always feel better than I started after a session with her. She goes above and beyond and is genuine in her care. I can't even begin to express how grateful I am to have been paired up with her.
Erika has been an amazing person to be able to confide in. I'm very grateful that she ended up being my counselor. She is a really great listener and does so to truly understand where you're coming from. I have full faith in her and that she can help others too!
After two sessions I had with Erika I feel stronger & more confident resolving my issues have been struggling with using tools she provided me.
Erika is an incredible listener who will help you organize your thoughts and dive to the root of your problem. I think that for anyone feeling lost or confused, Erika is the absolute right person to talk to.
Erika is compassionate, competent and very culturally aware. She is an excellent therapist and she has helped me tremendously.