Erica Adams, LPCC-S, LPAT ATR-BC
Hi! I am the “Erica” at the Lyndon office! I share in your desire for you to have more harmonious interactions with your family and loved ones. I also am passionate about getting you the results you need as quickly as we can, because I believe getting help with a Therapist should be straight forward and efficient.
I am dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – Supervisor, a Licensed Professional Art Therapist, and a nationally Board-Certified Art Therapist. A native Southerner, I began my career in graphic design but knew I wanted to use art and creativity as a means of helping others and contributing to the greater good. I volunteered at St Jude Children’s Hospital, worked as a church youth group summer mentor and planner, and found my way toward art therapy.
I’ve been in practice for over a decade primarily working with children, adolescents, families, and young adults. The bulk of my experience before private practice was in a community mental health agency working with families and clients experiencing some kind of mental health or environmental crisis. While crises feel like a derailment, I’ve learned and believe they are more-so a catalyst for change. I value working alongside families to navigate these challenges and creatively problem solve toward a life that is meaningful for each family individually, and on their terms.
I am a certified trainer of therapists in suicide intervention and prevention, which is both informed by and informs my practice with those at risk. I’m trained in a number of suicide-specific treatment models. I’ve also been certified in the Kniffley Racial Trauma Treatment Model, if exploring the impact of racial trauma is relevant to your life and needs.
I aim to create a space that’s safe and inclusive, grounded and personable. Of course therapy is a professional healthcare setting, but we can do our best therapy work when we’re our most comfortable, human selves.
I believe in creative activation and creative outlets, and the pivotal part it plays in healing, self expression, and finding answers that are otherwise beneath the surface. I’d love to help you and/or your family experience the depth of understanding and expression that comes from creative exploration through expressive therapies, whether you consider yourself an artist or not. We all have creativity within us! Creative expression is a facilitator, a vessel, a connector, a collaborator, and often, the message.
We’re all a part of the systems we inhabit, and building change and understanding within those systems & spaces is vital to transformation. You and your loved ones are also the experts of your lives, not me (or any therapist). I value the information and collaboration you bring to the table to find solutions that are most right for you in this time and situation.
When our time together is over, you’ll be able to use creative strategies to meet the needs of you and your family, and feel empowered, informed, and capable. I hope you’ve gained a fresh perspective on yourself, your symptoms, and your version of health. That your shame and stigmas have been reduced, and you approach yourself and others with grace, acceptance, and curiosity. That you feel skilled in seeking needs beneath the surface rather than reacting to symptoms at the tip of the iceberg. It’s all a part of the human experience!
You can reach Erica at email@example.com or 502-383-0914.
***Erica works with children 6+, teens, adults & families and is offering availability on Mondays – Wednesdays at our Lyndon Campus. She is also available for School Facilitated Counseling Services at Centerfield and Locust Grove Elementary Schools and East Oldham County Middle School.
She accepts payment through HSA/FSA/HRA cards, cash, or check. She can also provide Out of Network Reimbursement forms for those with OON Benefits and has a limited number of sliding scale openings per month. Typical 45-minute appointments with Erica are a $150 investment per session following the Initial Intake, which costs $200 and includes the development and planning of new clients’ treatment plans.***