My Approach to Helping
Healing and growth are not linear processes. Often, before we can become who we’re meant to be, we first need to unlearn and understand who we’ve been. Erica believes that being an effective counselor or coach means developing a personalized and individualized approach for each client. By combining elements of clinical therapy and life coaching, Erica offers her clients an extra layer of support and guidance along their journeys.
Erica acknowledges the amount courage and strength it takes to seek outside support. She wants her clients to know that therapy doesn’t necessarily have to be a deep-dive into the most vulnerable parts of themselves. Sometimes counseling and coaching simply looks like holding space for people to feel safe, complete, and accepted. Sometimes people simply need someone to listen to them without the fear judgment or fear of being a burden. Sometimes it’s beneficial to have an outside, subjective, professional sounding board.
Erica has been committed to her personal growth and development for over a decade. Most of this work has involved unlearning and healing the parts of herself that she’s been conditioned to feel shame and guilt around. It is her hope and intention that by being vulnerable and transparent around her own journey, her clients feel safe to do the same.