Hello! I'm Erin Mercer and I would be happy to help you in whatever area of your life that brought you to Better Help. First, let me tell you a little bit about myself, so that you can see if I am the right fit for you. I am a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and also have a MA in Counseling from Wayne State University and have a NT (School Counseling) certification in Michigan. Credentials aside, I have always had a knack for helping others work through their issues. I began my career teaching, but soon realized that helping both students and their parents with the social/emotional aspect of school was where I felt my strengths were, so I went back to get the credentials needed to do what I love doing. In my personal life and in counseling sessions, I am the go-to person if you want someone who is down-to-earth and warm so that you feel comfortable sharing whatever is troubling you. I have experience counseling in areas such as relationships (family, friends and couples), anxiety/depression, stress, life changes and parenting. First and foremost, I do take a person-centered approach to counseling. This means that during sessions, I will be genuine and honest with my feelings, so that clients will feel comfortable doing the same. I also will create a positive environment of unconditional support and understanding so that clients can grow in their own self-awareness. I also use techniques from various theories depending on what an individual client would like to accomplish during sessions. These techniques are nothing to be nervous about; just maybe some journaling, role playing an upcoming difficult situation or a little "homework" of something small to try before the next session. Just remember that my main goal is for you to be comfortable throughout the counseling journey.
Additional areas of focus: Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Depression
MI LPC 6401009207
Erin is a patient and understanding therapist. She helps to get to the root of issues and is teaching me new techniques to communicate better with my husband.
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Erin for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues
I’m very happy with her.
Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Erin for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
Erin is an absolute pleasure to work with, she listens and provides meaningful input on whatever I am talking about. She has thus far been able to help me unravel the thoughts in my head and has been able to place them into a readable, manageable, and productive way. Before coming to BetterHelp. I wasn't certain I could ever overcome the damage my life has done to my subconscious, but after working with Erin, I am hopeful for the future. I greatly look forward to working with her more.
Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues