Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over five 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Jealousy , Mood Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Self-Love Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy
LMSW #6801099442 (Expires: 2022-04-01)
LCSW #LCSW-19647 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Erin is wonderful.
Erin is amazing, that's the short of it. Amazing. Listens, and helps guide you straight to the root of the issue in a supportive and direct manner. I feel heard, and I feel helped, and I feel like I have incredible support as I work with them to grow. Truely an exceptional counselor.
Erin is amazing, and I would highly recommend her for therapy. She is very kind, empathetic, thoughtful, and honest. It is very easy to open up to her and talk to her. I never feel any judgment or stress when talking to her. I was struggling with issues that I did not know how to solve, and she helped me understand them and find ways to work through them. Erin has helped me in so many ways, and I am very grateful for her!
Erin helped me a lot when I was having a rough time - she supported me through it and continues to help me work through my goals. She has good ideas for advice and is very respectful and accepting.
Thank you for being the person I could speak to and actually listened without judgement. Thank you for being supportive and for your advise.
I think Erin is great.
Erin is a great counselor who not only understands me and is able to articulate back to me what I have expressed, but she also does a great job at addressing the needs particular clients have. She’s a real human who is relatable which makes it easier to take her advice than someone who doesn’t have experience with what you’ve gone through and is only textually educated about certain areas. Thankful for her.
Erin is amazing. For me she cut right through the bullshit and was honest with me. She made me look at things the way they are, not how I want them to be. If you want an experienced relasionship counselor who will tell it like it is, look no further.
Erin is amazing, and I feel really comfortable talking to her in the worst time of my life. Very helpful and look forward to our sessions every week. Thank you so much for everything you’ve helped me with.
Erin is a breath of fresh air and a safe haven. I appreciate her ability to listen without judgement, ask questions and give me options on how I may better take care of myself and the issues I am tackling.
Our meetings have been beneficial and I always leave feeling a little lighter. Her suggestions are well thought out and feel personal to my situation.
Erin is a caring, insightful and no none sense therapist. Pushes without being over bearing and supportive without being clingy. The work is mine to do with Erin there to encourage, support and bring out the best of me.
Very understanding and no pressure situations which makes it easier to talk.
Erin has been incredibly supportive and helpful thru the time I've been speaking with her I feel I'm actually getting somewhere
For me, Erin is perfect. I need a realistic, normal person to help provide me perpective, and she does just that.
Erin has truly been amazing to talk to. She is honest, she listens and she is always straight forward.
Erin is very understanding and straightforward in her counseling. I appreciated her not only being there to listen and offer guidance, but also for providing the tools and motivation to help me understand how to manage my emotions and anxiety. I can feel myself becoming more self-sufficient and turning into more of who I want to be!
Erin has been a great help to me. I had never done therapy before and was honestly scared to try it but she has made me feel so comfortable with being vulnerable and talking through my struggles. I highly recommend Erin.
Erin is very helpful & offers a variety of suggestions to aid in solving any struggles I am trying to work through.
She is very knowledgeable and I trust her thoughts/suggestions. I trust to always receive an honest, yet thoughtful response from her as well - something that helps me to feel more comfortable and allows me to be more open in our discussions.
Knowledge is great, very helpful breaking down the problem and finding a solution.
Erin has been so helpful in such a short amount of time. She helped me to feel reassured in my feelings and helped me to set goals for myself that gave me real clarity that I was so wanting before therapy. Thanks so much, Erin!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Erin was open and friendly from my first contact with Better Help, and it made starting therapy more comfortable and an easier transition.
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.
She's very attentive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
I am loving my counseling experience so far and feel like we are a great match!
Erin is very professional, caring and empathetic. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
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
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.
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
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.
She is a good listening ear.