I am a professional counselor independently licensed in Illinois after moving back and practicing in Arizona for nearly a decade. I have over 15 years of experience in a wide range of services and populations both in Arizona and Illinois. I have both experience in crisis intervention and outpatient therapy.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, abandonment, abuse, bullying, parenting problems, grief, addiction and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked with schools, DCFS, foster parents, Emergency Rooms, Police/Fire, Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychiatrists, Probation. My internship was completed at a shelter that provided counseling for women in need of therapy for domestic violence situations and sexual assault trauma. I completed an additional internship that focused on substance abuse and addictions. I served working with juveniles on probation/parole initially in Arizona and then entered the crisis world. I then changed to outpatient work with individuals and families for over 5 years before moving back to Illinois. I have been working in a combination of crisis work and outpatient therapy for almost 5 years now.
My style is warm, empathetic, supportive and a little humor at times. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I have worked with all populations, including children, adults, LGBTQ+, people of various backgrounds, spiritual beliefs and appreciate diversity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, crisis intervention, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, humanistic, client centered and rational-emotive counseling. I will ensure the treatment plan is unique to you and your specific needs, so this is a team effort. I want you to feel heard, valued, and our interactions to feel genuine and promote your growth and wellness. I know this is difficult and I applaud you for reaching out to take care of yourself, it is so important to take care of mental health and learn tools and ways to carry with you the rest of your life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180011262
PA LPC PC013993
Erin is full of compassion and offers great techniques for dealing with trauma and difficult life events. I feel very safe and am so grateful for her.
Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Erin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Erin has been nothing but kind and supportive since I started with her. I am completely new to therapy, and she makes me feel so supported. She checks in often to make sure I am doing okay, and provides a variety of exercises to keep me engaged and in a better headspace. I am so grateful for her help, and knows that she will be a wonderful choice for anyone that wants a casual but supportive experience.
Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Erin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Erin has been so supportive and helpful in this journey towards improving my mental health. She offers insightful tips and helpful exercises to cope with daily stressors.
Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Erin for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, career difficulties, and sleeping disorders
Erin was a very kind, open minded, and gentle listener to all my issues and problems that have been occurring in my life. Although the intention for my use of betterhelp changed due to a loss in my family, I was able to find the talks and sessions with Erin as a coping mechanism to get through it. If you need an attentive and kind listener that is not only able to become your therapist but a friend as well, Erin is who you should turn to!
Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Erin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and anger management
Erin is beyond attentive and supportive. She goes out of her way to send me exercises and check in messages. It never feels inauthentic . She speaks to me like a person and I really enjoy her candor and honesty. I wish I could have more time with her.
Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Erin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coach