Erica is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling from Amberton University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Park University in Parkville, Missouri. Erica lived in Texas for quite some time, but actually calls Florida home now. She has dual licensure in Florida and Texas and enjoys practicing in both states virtually.
Erica has been a practicing therapist since 2013. Erica has been in the private practice setting for quite some time. Prior to this, she spent time working at The Eating Recovery Center and Integrated Psychotherapeutic Services, which is an intensive outpatient program (IOP). At the Eating Recovery Center, Erica provided therapy for individual clients, lead groups, and also worked closely with families of the patients.
As a Team Lead at Integrated Psychotherapeutic Services, she provided therapy for families and individual patients trying to navigate the difficult road of inpatient and outpatient hospitalization. While working in this setting, she gained knowledge and confidence to work with those suffering from a wide range of symptoms and hardships. Erica uses compassion, assertiveness, and honesty to build a healthy rapport with her clients so they can “do life” each day- regardless of the challenges
Erica works with adults, teens and families. She enjoys working with the LGBT+ community and other minority groups. She is well versed in treating those suffering from eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, trauma related disorders, family and couples conflict, self-esteem, personality disorders, and anxiety related disorders. She takes an integrated approach of evidenced based practices to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Erica has a gift in that she is able to use evidenced based practices to help clients see different perspectives while working to find solutions to their problems. Erica doesn’t beat around the bush- she likes to get things done in therapy. She and the client will collectively establish goals and then collectively work hard to achieve them. Her hope is that her clients will learn the coping skills, the thought processes, and the value in oneself to eventually do life on their own.
When Erica is not working, she enjoys making the trip to the beach to relax. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, eating good food, and watching a good Netflix series.