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

    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!

     

    My Approach

    You may feel troubled, and counseling can be an opportunity for you to engage in a personal exploration that can lead you to significant changes in your life perspectives and decisions.

    I work with clients to help them develop and redefine themselves to make life-changing decisions based on their self-definition by utilizing the following approaches. (1) Theoretical, I use Solution-focused, Client-Centered, and Emotion-focused therapies. (2) To assist you in creating a holistic balance within your mind, body, and spirit, I incorporate alternative methods, such as essential oils, herbs, mindfulness, and psychoeducation.

    You may initiate a discussion of the possible positive or negative effects of continuing or discontinuing counseling. The exact number of changes resulting from counseling cannot be predicted; however, I intend to work with you to achieve the best possible results. I am happy to answer any questions about the services I provide.

    Reaching your full potential is my goal!

    Are you ready to take the first step?

    My Values

    Compassion

    The inherent worth and potential for growth of all individuals.

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    The treatment of all individuals with respect and dignity in the pursuit of social justice. 

    Confidentiality

    The highest standards of professionalism, with an emphasis on quality of care, ethical behavior, and ensuring confidentiality. 

    Communication

    Providing open communication that is honest and direct.

    Reach out to me today!

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