I work at the Prospect Campus. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and EMDR-Certified Therapist. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Women’s Studies, I chose to further my education at Lindsey Wilson College. I graduated with a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development in 2006.
Over the years, I have worked in various organizations such as non-profits, community mental health, addiction treatment, inpatient care and outpatient services. I enjoy working with children (ages 3+), teens, parents, families, and adults and my specialties include childhood trauma (specifically abuse and neglect), anxiety, panic, depression, adoption/ blended families and childhood behavioral issues. Because providing parents with parenting tools is an important part of my work with families, I am also a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. As a Certified AutPlay Therapist I also work with children on the Autism Spectrum.
Because Play Therapy meets children at their developmental level and allows a child to process emotions, grow confidence and insight, learn coping skills, and solve and overcome problems in their lives, I most prefer using playful approaches in therapy with young clients. Play therapy is a powerful tool in my therapeutic toolkit.
Originally from Eastern Kentucky, I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental, direct, and caring space for clients. My intent is to help my clients find their definition of joy and meaning while establishing a healthy support system. I feel honored to be a part of that journey!
***At this time, Erica is accepting new clients. She works with children 3+, teens, parents, families, and adults on Sundays-Thursdays. She accepts payment through HSA/FSA 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 $140 investment per session following the Initial Intake, which costs $195 and includes the development and planning of new clients’ treatment plans.***