Erin has her license as a Clinical Social Worker, and is also certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Oregon. As a highly sensitive person with a passion for integrating trauma-informed care across all systems of care, empathy is the driving force behind Erin’s work. Drawing eclectically from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, existentialism, systems theory, polyvagal theory, and positive disintegration, Erin uses each moment as a guide for the next. Erin is also known for encouraging creativity throughout the therapeutic process. It is her personal hope that each person she works with will recognize and believe in their potential for healing, elicit their intrinsic motivation, and navigate the difficult and paradoxical journey of self-actualization while intentionally confronting obstructions with grace along the way. Erin’s professional experience expands nearly two decades, beginning as a volunteer on a youth support line and serving on various government boards, working in schools as a substance abuse counselor, working with Trauma Informed Oregon, working with folks struggling with co-occurring concerns, and more. Currently, Erin also serves as an executive board member for a local recovery center.
- Master of Social Work
- Bachelor of Social Work
License, Certifications & Awards:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (CADCI)
- Human Services Management Certificate
Various additional trainings, including but not limited to the neurobiology of trauma, motivational interviewing, communication skills, boundary setting, cycles of violence, emotional regulation, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, advocacy, peer support, leadership and empowerment, relapse prevention, suicide prevention, and connecting with the inner child.