Licensed Master Social Worker
Erica is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Maryland. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and has worked in school and inpatient settings engaging with individuals with a wide range of mental and emotional ailments. Erica conducts her sessions with a person-centered outlook focusing on meeting clients where they are while working collaboratively to develop coping skills based off the clients’ unique interests and strengths. Her clinical experience includes and is not limited to depression, anxiety, acute stress, personality disorders, trauma, difficult emotions, intrusive thoughts, and difficulty in relationships.
Erica’s goal is to help the client explore the root of their distress while also learning and implementing coping skills to improve their ability to manage stressors. Erica’s approach in sessions is to modify ineffective thoughts and behaviors while also validating the current emotional experience through acceptance and distress tolerance. She is experienced in working with individuals, families, and groups and has worked with both intensive long-term care and short-term problem focused treatment.
Erica’s primary goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for each client to gain insight and learn to manage their stress. She is an empathetic clinician who understands that therapy is not a one size fits all practice and will work with the client to help them work towards a more fulfilling life.