It is easy to define ourselves through our life experiences--good and bad. Part of the human experience is learning how to navigate those highs and lows, and especially the unforeseen ones. It is important to know that your story doesn't start or end with emotional injury. Recovery takes time and reconnection to your internal compass and inner strength.
Erica has worked with many adult clients who have a history of childhood trauma, abuse or neglect. She is especially skilled in partnering with adults who have experienced physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or religious abuse within their relationships. It can be difficult to recognize all types of abuse in our relationships (familial, romantic and social, etc...), which can make survivors feel isolated and alone. Erica takes a non-judgmental but affirming approach when working with this special population. She works with clients to process their trauma, support the development of coping skills and find their own sense of empowerment. Even if you are curious or not sure you are experiencing abuse, consulting with a therapist can help provide education and warning signs of abuse.
Erica specializes in treating trauma and OCD and utilities exposure-based therapies in her practice. Additionally, she enjoys working with adults who may be struggling with misdiagnosed or overlooked ADHD and partnering with them to find solutions or new behavior routines that help them better manage their careers and interpersonal relationships.
So many clients come to therapy with negative self-talk – listening to the negative voice in their head. Erica takes a strengths-based approach to examine this negative voice and partner with clients to develop skills to limit distorted, unhelpful beliefs. It takes emotional work to undo patterns of thinking that do not serve us well; in therapy, you don't have to go through that alone. Erica believes that navigating all of life’s stressors and transitions can be challenging and reaching out for solutions, even on a short-term basis, can be helpful.
Erica has partnered with clients as an individual psychotherapist for adults and children. She has practice history in hospitals, primary health care, community mental and schools before transitioning to private practice.
-BA, Sociology, University of Oklahoma
-MSW, Social Work, University of Minnesota
Erica holds a license to practice clinical social work in the state of Minnesota and practices at Many Sparrows, LLC.
Erica sees clients virtually via telehealth in order to improve access to care and help you overcome barriers to seeing a clinician.
Erica has two dogs, Kate and Leo, who sometimes like to say "hi" during telehealth sessions.
Fees for Services
The cost of a 1-hour session is $150.
Erica accepts some insurances too. Just ask!
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