In my role as Clinical Director at Creative Family Counseling, I oversee mental health clinical services and enhance the professional development of our team members. I also see clients at the Prospect Campus with my favorite coworker, Makas the Therapy Dog. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and EMDR-Certified Therapist. As a parent of a nine-year-old, I am passionate about adoption and the healing that can happen within families. I utilize both child-centered parenting and Positive Discipline modalities.
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. 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.
I joined CFC in July 2021 after relocating to the Louisville area. I have over 16 years of experience as a licensed counselor, and I enjoy one-on-one time with clients and their families, helping them find a path toward being the best version of themselves and finding a passion for life. Originally from Eastern Kentucky, I offer a non-judgmental, caring space for working collaboratively with clients. I can be direct when necessary, but I try to do this gently. I employ many creative forms of expression, humor, and animal-assisted therapy to meet client goals. I love the science of counseling theory, but I equally appreciate the art of the relationship.
You can find me playing outdoors or reading a book in my free time unless I’m at a concert or festival. I prefer Marvel over DC, and I’ll always beat you at music trivia. My favorite book is Ender’s Game, and my Harry Potter character is Albus Dumbledore.
Erica can be reached directly at 502-215-5771 or by emailing ericaCFC@protonmail.com.
***At this time, Erica is accepting new clients. She works with children 3+, teens, parents, families, and adults on Sundays-Wednesdays in office at our Prospect Campus. She also offers telehealth availability for teens and parents on 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 $150 investment per session following the Initial Intake, which costs $200 and includes the development and planning of new clients’ treatment plans.***