About Me

Hi there!

My name is Erin Gish-Stiles and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in California. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 3 years, and have several years of additional experience working in other helping fields. I graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelors in Psychology, and graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a Masters in Social Work. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, grief/bereavement, and more.

In my practice, I use a number of techniques that are tailored to each person, depending on their needs, and what works for them. My experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far, is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I am a firm believer that self-awareness can assist in growing through difficult experiences . Sometimes another person can offer a new or different perspective or additional support, that can externalize a difficult situation or subject, and it would be my privilege to be that person for you. We, as humans, want to be loved, accepted, respected, and feel listened to and understood. I strive to be both non-judgmental and accepting when someone feels safe enough to share their story or experiences with me. How we interact with ourselves and others, is so important and worthy, and is useful to explore in counseling.

I offer messaging, live chat, video chat, and phone sessions with availability in the evenings and weekends, but please do not hesitate to reach out during the day. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #95320 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Erin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Erin is really lovely. She’s patient, objective, flexible. A really good listener. I felt safe opening up to her.

Written by D.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Erin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Erin is compassionate and friendly. She's an excellent listener! I sometimes have trouble expressing my emotions, and Erin has always given me a safe space to express anything that I'm feeling! She is nonjudgmental and gives thoughtful advice and commentary. She will always make sure that you have enough time to address every concern! Thank you Erin :)

Written by H.A. on Dec 23, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Erin is really lovely. She really takes the time to make sure I'm heard which is really appreciated. She's very knowledgable in different forms and techniques of therapy