Welcome! My name is Erika. I'm so glad you have chosen to take the first step toward improved mental health. We all face challenges, big and small. Some are temporary and some last far too long. Whatever you're facing, I am committed to helping you.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin, a National Certified Counselor, and a member of the American Counseling Association.
I help women, men, teens and pre-teens cope with change, conquer worry, increase positive self-esteem, learn how to express feelings in healthy and effective ways, and figure out what they want in life & how to get it. I enjoy working with women, adolescents, and lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals and couples especially. All, of course, are welcome.
My approach to helping you improve your life will be compassionate and solution-oriented. I believe you are your own best expert, but that life and relationships sometimes cloud our ability to cope and function optimally on a daily basis. My job will be to help you regain clarity, access your strengths, and increase your coping skills to meet each new day feeling healthier, lighter and more self-aware.
My areas of expertise include family changes, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues, gender identity, healthy/abusive relationships, anxiety and healing after trauma. Additionally, I have experience with disabilities, serious illness, adoption/foster care, bullying and women's issues. I'm EMDR trained and versed in DBT therapy, HMR therapy and mindfulness practices.
I have provided counseling services at The Women’s Center, Family Service of Waukesha and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. I earned my MS in Counseling from UW-Whitewater and my BA in Sociology from UW-Milwaukee. I do not discriminate with regard to age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, ethnicity or cultural background.
Above all, I am open-minded to whatever challenges you're facing and will join you optimistically in figuring out how to solve them. What matters most is that you feel supported.
Call or email me today at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get started together.