Addiction/Substance Abuse,Anxiety,Family Issues,Stress Management,Bipolar Disorder,Depression,Adjustment Disorder,Divorce Recovery, LGBTQ Identity,group therapy
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT),Mindfulness-Based (MBCT),Positive Psychology,Motivational Interviewing,Compassion Focused,Eclectic,Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),Psychodynamic,Attachment-based,Strength-Based,Person-Centered
Hello, I am Erica!
I'm a LMSW with 5 years providing group, educational, family and individual counseling to clients in need.
I earned my Bachelors in History from the University of Texas at Austin and my Masters in Social Work (with an emphasis on mental health and substance abuse)from The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. I've worked in many different clinical settings ever since. I am a passionate and empathetic therapist with strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships. I have experience helping clients by utilizing various CBT techniques, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy as well as other modalities. Through clinical experience, compassion, and empathy I support and assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives. I pride myself in providing a safe and supportive space, to work side by side to overcome traumas, and barriers. I have several years of experience working in an inpatient psychiatric facility where I had the opportunity to become familiar working with patients with serious cases of Depression , Anxiety, Substance Abuse Disorders as well as Psychotic disorders. I am fully committed to listen and offer my best professional practices to help you.
I am fun, quick witted, non-judgmental and warm; I am often told that people just feel very safe sharing with me quickly. You can count on my empathetic and person-centered approach towards every conversation we take part in. Thank you for taking the first step and for allowing me to be part of this very important journey.
Look forward to meeting you!
Degree: Master of Social Work
Official College/University Name: University of Texas at Arlington
Dates: 01/2013 - 12/2016
Degree: Bachelor’s of History
Official College/University Name: University of Texas at Austin
Dates: 08/2001 - 05/2005