Erin is guided by psychoanalytic, trauma-informed, attachment, and anti-oppressive theories. Her goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for people to explore themselves and their emotional lives. Her therapeutic approach centers on tending to and compassionately making space for one’s inner life and unconscious processes (wishes, thoughts, dreams, and fantasies). Erin values the role of therapeutic work in creating sustainable and meaningful community and life experiences. She is engaged in the ongoing work of understanding how systemic oppression, colonialism, racism, and power/privilege come to bear on our most intimate thoughts and feelings and on our fundamental ideas about who we are and what we are doing.
Erin works with adults who may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, dissociation, PTSD, or who may be struggling with grief, loss, life changes, stress, questions of identity, or periods of uncertainty and transition. Erin has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Before coming to social work, she studied and taught literature and writing and she brings this background of creative expression and narrative, attentiveness to language and emotion, and awareness of the meaningfulness of culture and identity to her work in therapy. She is an LGBTQIA+ affirming provider.
Erin is also especially interested in working with individuals who are experiencing despair in relation to climate breakdown, including climate grief, feelings of (eco)despair, loss, and anxiety experienced in relation to environmental destruction.
She is working under the licensed supervision of Tricia Schulte LICSW, while she pursues clinical licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.