Erin McDaid

(LMSW)

About Me

Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined by the client. My style is no-nonsense and direct. I use a wide variety of skills and techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and motivational interviewing. I often assign homework for clients to complete between therapy sessions (however, I try not to make it complex or overwhelming). I do not believe in stereotyping, labeling, or stigmatizing people. I welcome working with people of all faiths, genders, sexual orientations, political affiliations, and ethnicities.

At an initial interview clients should expect to discuss with me their background (how they grew up, what they have done since high school, any relationship status), their current symptoms, any drug or alcohol use or history, any legal history, and their hopes for what they will get from therapy. During this discussion I will work to clarify any questions that occur to me and to reassure the client that both the client and I are understanding the client’s needs and history. We will also discuss what the specific issues are that brought you to therapy. Be ready to be open and forthcoming. Clients may leave their initial session with a simple homework assignment that will begin to move them forward with their treatment.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801099442 (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Sep 13, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

I love her! Her personality is great. She listens very well and will give me great choices on different things to help with certain things I have going on!

Written by B.R. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Erin is very professional and very direct with me which I greatly appreciate. You can tell that she really cares about you and wants to help you.

Written by A.N. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Erin McDaid helps me through my mental illnesses, validates me and is a comprehensive, understanding mental health professional. I would recommend her to anyone in need!

Written by S.H. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I absolutely love my counselor, Erin! She us csring, understanding, compassionate, professional, has great ideas to help me, and has heloes me tremendously! She is available and gets back to me very quickly.

Written by C.A. on Jul 12, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Erin was open and friendly from my first contact with Better Help, and it made starting therapy more comfortable and an easier transition.

Written by A.R. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, grief, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Erin has been a source of sincere encouragement and compassion over the last few months we've worked together. She is quick to respond to emails, truly listens, and has great insight. She made me feel comfortable with her from the beginning of our first meeting.

Written by K.A. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She's very attentive.

Written by S.E. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Erin is an incredible counselor. She works hard to fully understand whatever it is you’re going through and helps in a kind but constructive manner.

Written by S.T. on Mar 29, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Erin is an a amazing counselor! She strikes a great balance of listening and understanding your situation, and offering suggestions and techniques to progress through emotional setbacks and towards your personal goals. I feel very comfortable with Erin as my counselor, and would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Written by B.R. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

When I first started therapy with Erin, I was worried that I would feel judged or intimidated. It was my first time in therapy, and I didn't know how to even start. Erin has been amazing. She has been understanding from day one and provided support and coping skills that have helped me heal from some rough times.

Written by J.E. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, and self esteem

Erin is amazing and always helps me work through my issues. She is really easy to talk to. We just had our first phone session and I was worried it might be awkward but it totally was not and she was able to really draw a lot out of me about what I was concerned about.

Written by B.E. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Erin is an extremely effective, compassionate, and dedicated counselor. If you're ready to do the work - and yes, therapy is work - she will be with you every step of the way. I highly recommend her.

Written by A.R. on Jan 11, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I absolutely love talking with Erin! She’s given me ways to help my anxiety and if I don’t message for a couple days she’ll check in on me. It’s nice having her there when I need her!

Written by R.A. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Erin listens to everything I say even when I go off topic. She gives great suggestions on what I need to do to be able to help a better myself.

Written by K.A. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Erin is a good listener and helps me gather some disjointed thoughts into a more manageable and sensible narrative. Then I can examine the pieces more easily. She is patient and supportive. Sometimes she is more direct if I'm getting off-track too far, but she is never pushy. Erin is smart, thoughtful and energetic. She helps me summarize and define my thoughts. I feel that she has my best interest at heart is helping me find my way. Thank you!

Written by L.Y. on Oct 31, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Erin was very sincere and very easy to talk to. She gets straight to the point about things but in caring way. This was my first experience with a counselor and she met my expectations.

Written by K.A. on Oct 02, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Erin has been a wonderful counselor. She is an amazing listener and is so supportive. As a 26 year old woman, I had never felt like a counselor was in touch with what young women are experiencing. I always felt judged. I never felt that way with Erin. She gives the very best type of tough love. I can’t imagine going to anyone else now.

Written by D.E. on Sep 17, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I am loving my counseling experience so far and feel like we are a great match!

Written by N.A. on Aug 08, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Erin is very professional, caring and empathetic. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by R.A. on Aug 05, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Erin is amazing. She listens when I need it, she gives advice when I want it. I am so happy I tried her via BetterHelp

Written by M.O. on Aug 02, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Erin is AMAZING. I’ve been having a lot of relationship related anxiety issues and she has been what I needed to FINALLY break through my own negative thoughts. She is worth every penny spent and I couldn’t recommend her more. She’s FANTASTIC.

Written by M.I. on Jun 13, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

This has been a very helpful experience for me. I thank Erin for always checking on me. She truly has made me feel like I have someone I can talk to and trust

Written by L.E. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Erin has been wonderful. I am adapting to the new style of counseling and she has made my transition very smooth. So far her advice has been sound and her response time excellent. Sending messages has helped me diffuse the emotions I feel and reduce my anxiety. I look forward to her responses and it is wonderful to feel supported. Her suggestions have helped me think full circle on various issues. It's just nice to have someone to vent to knowing that what is said will stay confidential. Overall, I am impressed with the service, Erin especially. Would and have happily recommended to others.

Written by N.I. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is a good listening ear.