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, interpersonal violence, grief and loss, relational concerns, group therapy, multicultural concerns, substance use, training and supervision.
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!