Hi, I’m Erica! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents (12 and up) in individual and group therapy. I believe in the importance of relationships, and that healing happens through connection. I partner with individuals as they navigate life’s challenges. We all have unique needs, and my goal is to work together to identify and address those needs in a safe space. This is why my approach is tailored to the individual. I have a gentle and direct demeanor and try to bring in humor when I can!
I focus in working with individuals struggling with suicidal ideation, Non-Suicidal Self Injury/self-harm, as well as grief and loss. I also have experience with trauma, substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, and parenting issues. I am a relational therapist with training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Risk Assessment, as well as Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA). I am a trained Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner, which utilizes an attachment-based approach to caring for children who have experienced trauma.
I’ve worked in the public school systems since 2016, most recently as a Student Assistance Counselor providing mental health and crisis support to a local high school. I spent the last two years as the Lead Student Assistance Counselor for the five high schools across the school district. Other previous experience includes a residential treatment facility, an integrative psychiatric clinic, an adult Intensive Outpatient Program for substance use and mental health, and a VA outpatient clinic.
I grew up in North Texas, and while leaving Austin was hard, North Texas is home! Most of my free time is spent with my husband and two kids. I enjoy live music, cooking and spending time outside when it’s not a million degrees (am I right?).
I would love to connect and talk about the best options for you! I offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation as requested.