• Optimize your life.
    Improve your well-being!

    Transformation can be painful,
    but the end results are beautiful.

    Are you finding yourself second-guessing decisions, procrastinating on taking action, and remaining stagnant even though you have big dreams you’d like to fulfill? Does it seem like worrying, difficulties with concentrating or sleep are overshadowing your strides and accomplishments ? Are you struggling with self-defeat, feeling burned out and stressed all the time, or feeling like you are misunderstood? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. We know seeking help can be hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years, but we’re so glad you have taken the courageous step of being here.

    Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. Whether you’re struggling with imposter syndrome, a lack of self love/ self-esteem , or relational disconnects, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. We have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

    We understand no two individuals are the same, and we tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address them with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you’ve always wanted.

    If you’re ready to work towards the life you’ve always wanted, we’re ready when you are. Contact us today and let’s get to work.

    About Dr. Erica Wade, LCPC, LMHC, ACS, BC-TMH, CIMPH

    Hey there! I’m Dr. Erica — Lead Therapist at Clinical Expressions Counseling & Wellness Center. I am super passionate about helping my clients realize their full potential.  

    I have a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Northern Illinois University. I have 19 years of experience in clinical settings, such as universities, hospitals, corrections, health departments, substance use treatment, and private practice. 

    I have been licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) by the state of Illinois licensing boards for 15 years. I was recently licensed in 2022 as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) by the state of Iowa and certified in the following specializations: an approved clinical supervisor (ACS) since 2016, telemental health provider (BC-TMH), and an integrated mental health professional (CIMHP) in 2021. In addition, I have provided supervision and training to master’s and doctoral counseling and psychology trainees for eleven years.

    My areas of expertise and interest are enhancing self-awareness, reducing imposter phenomenon belief(s), relationship and family coaching, and purpose-driven strategies such as personal and professional development.

    My areas of expertise and interest are depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relational concerns, and multicultural concerns.

    My goal is to ensure that professionals like you get the support they deserve. Too many AMAZING people are overlooked, undervalued, and feel out of place — even if they’re in relationships with others. This leads to a loss of confidence in your signature sauce, and ultimately, many other issues both physically and mentally.

    And it isn’t that you aren’t absolutely fabulous. It’s that you haven’t fully tapped into your own brilliance! And to me, that’s unacceptable. 

    I, too, struggled with imposter phenomenon. I was hiding from success, hanging in the background, and unwilling to truly let my light shine as it was intended to. Until one day I was completely fed up with my lackluster career and home life, and a lightbulb went off for me.  

    Through my training in humanistic therapies, I was able to realize there were some mental and emotional blocks that I needed to overcome. And I knew I wasn’t the only person who was struggling in this same way because client after client was coming to me with the same issues.  

    You are not alone. I am here to support your growth journey!




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    Beginning January 1, 2022, federal laws regulating client care have been updated to include the “No Surprises” Act. This Act requires healthcare practitioners to provide current and potential clients with a “Good Faith Estimate” on the cost of treatment.

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