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Erika Rucker, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a therapist that has focused on working with the individual, family, and couples. I am a licensed professional counselor and a registered nurse that has been practicing counseling for nearly 10 years in various settings. I have expertise in addiction, trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and panic, grief and loss, and sleep disorders.

I use a wide variety of modalities that include CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, EFT, midfullness, CBT for insomnia and Internal Family Systems. It is important to me to build a strong relationship with clients and develop trust to ensure a good experience and life changing counseling for clients. I focus on the client and what will help them improve them in a helpful way.

Seeking out a counselor takes courage and it is important to chose someone who is trusted, has goals to improve each persons well-being, and is mindful of the individual's needs.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

WV LPC 2332


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

Erika is the first therapist I have had that I feel actually listens to me, not just the words I'm speaking, but what I'm trying to convey. She has seen things in me that I have kept well hidden for years, and is skillfully bringing those items to the surface for us to explore. Erika is a rare gem, so few are made that when you do find one, you truly know how fortunate you are.

Written on Dec 23, 2023 after therapy with Erika for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is very professional and seems to be very in touch with what I need to get better.

Written on Dec 07, 2023 after therapy with Erika for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Ericka is a wonderful therapist, and an even better human. She works with me on my needs, meeting me halfway, and is extraordinarily good at being a helper and supporter along the way. She has been incredibly kind and respectful, teaching me how to learn to be more kind with myself, and within my first month of therapy, we’ve been able to come up with an effective strategy for getting the feeling of getting back in control of my life in ways I didn’t imagine possible. I would recommend her to anyone on BetterHelp, or privately for therapy sessions.

She’s so awesome !!

Written on Nov 25, 2023 after therapy with Erika for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

I love Erika!

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Erika for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Erika was the best counselor i have had when i moved to west virginia. she is caring, empathetic, thoughtful and challenges her clients to look at thingx from a different perspective even if we do not want to.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Erika for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Erika has been great. She met me when I was in a deep depressive slump, and my anxiety made it nearly impossible to sleep. She helped me find tools that worked for me and helped me forgive myself when I didn't meet my own expectations. I am doing leaps and bounds better because of her help.

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Erika for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd