Adults, Older Teens, Anxiety, Depression, Disabilities, PTSD, Trauma, Self Esteem, Grief, Personality Disorders
New Directions, Ambetter, BCBS, BCBS Federal, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Aetna, Qualchoice
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Erica’s primary goal as a counselor is to create an empowering positive relationship with her clients. She also wants to be a safe place where people can process through their emotions and experiences and feel heard and understood. Erica also strives to help clients find coping skills that work for them. She wants to provide a safe space where individuals can start to see things from a new perspective and see their strengths.
Erica received her Bachelors degree in Family and Human Services from John Brown University. She received her Masters degree In Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arkansas. After she received her degree, she worked for several years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor helping people with disabilities obtain and maintain employment with a state agency.
At her first mental health counseling job, she worked with individuals of all ages at a very small counseling clinic in a rural town in Arkansas. Most recently, Erica has worked with adults in a community mental health agency in Northwest Arkansas. She has over 6 years experience working in mental health. She has experience working with a wide variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, personality disorders, grief, relationship struggles and many other issues. Erica also has experience working with individuals struggling with substance use issues as well as working with parents involved in DCFS.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Buddy. She also loves being with friends and family and exploring new places in Northwest Arkansas.