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Erin Clegg, LICSW, LCSW-C

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues
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About me

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia with 15 years’ experience as a therapist, clinical consultant, and trauma trainer. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout my practice, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling to manage their emotional and behavioral health due to the impact of trauma, maltreatment, grief, loss, mental health challenges, and stressful life experiences.

My style is warm, compassionate, and strengths-based. I believe that everyone deserves a safe space free of judgment and open to exploration. My approach is grounded in healing-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive interactions that promote empowerment. My practice integrates the latest research in neuroscience, trauma, attachment theory, and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

I believe in leveraging the healing power of the brain-body connection. Stress and adverse experiences can impact how we experience ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. I partner with my clients to explore how their past and present experiences may impact how they think, feel, and act. By raising awareness of body signals, triggers, and patterns of responses, we position ourselves to identify and reinforce restorative pathways that promote growth and healing. Together, we develop strategic and personalized interventions that build upon their unique set of strengths, meaningful connections, and interests to help them achieve goals one step at a time.

I believe that attuned and responsive relationships are essential to transformational healing and growth. Everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued for who they are, not simply what they do. As your partner in this process, you can count on me to be fully engaged, meet you where you are, and affirm your worth every step of the way. The therapeutic process should be intriguing, empowering, and rewarding throughout the journey.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

DC LICSW LC50079545

MD LCSW-C 16626


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

Erin has been the most helpful therapist I have worked with thus far and I would continue to work with her forever if I could!

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Erin for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Ms Clegg is excellent at what she does. If I could, I would keep her in my life forever. She has helped me through the most difficult times of my life.

Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Erin for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Erin's been very helpful to me. I feel like she really understands my problems and helps me work out solutions to them with patience and wisdom.

Written on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Erin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Erin is warm and compassionate, with infectious positive energy. She is trustworthy and was instantly easy to open up to.

Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Erin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem