Erica is passionate about helping clients find hope and stability through psychotherapy. Erica has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kean University. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey.
She specializes in providing individual, group, and family therapy to clients of all ages. She has experience in community practices (Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient levels of care), school-based therapy programs, and college counseling settings.
She has assisted clients with managing various life challenges and diagnoses including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional/defiant behavior, relationship struggles, family conflict, trauma, life transitions, low self-esteem, and adjustment issues.
Her therapeutic approach is eclectic and is tailored to each individual client. She creates a safe space in which clients can feel comfortable and supported. She utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Structural Family Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients gain positive coping skills and utilize their strengths to reach their goals. Her mission is to help clients gain self-awareness and give them the tools they need to effectively cope with difficult situations and emotions.
Her personal interests and hobbies include traveling, visiting museums, watching plays/musicals, learning languages, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.
Low Self Esteem
Education and Certifications
M.A. Clinicial Mental Health Counseling
B.A. Anthropology, Italian
Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified CounselorAt Franklin & Marshall College, I was inducted into the Delphic Honor Society as a student athlete. In graduate school at Kean University, I received recognition for holding the position of Charity Chair and organizing volunteering events. I was inducted into Chi Sigma Iota Kappa Upsilon Nu, the Counseling Honor Society at Kean University.Throughout my formal education, I have been fascinated by different cultures and languages; this has helped me to value the importance of cultural competencey within the counseling field. I am also interested in family dynamics and the ways in which Structural Family Therapy helps families who are stuck in dysfunction. I am passionate about teaching CBT and DBT skills, as I believe in their effectiveness and pratice them in my own life. I have enjoyed trainings about Mindfulness, trauma, and gender identity, among other topics. I want to continue to learn more about interventions for PTSD, ADHD, Autism, and marital conflict.
Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?
My own experience of navigating difficult ups and downs has given me a passion to help others learn to cope with their emotions in a healthy way. I can truly empathize with clients dealing with anxiety and other struggles, as I have walked a similar path. I want to provide them with tools that will help them to take control of their lives and find stability and happiness. It is so rewarding to know that you have made a positive impact on someone’s life and to see them growing and finding hope. This is why I love the counseling field and feel so grateful to be allowed into clients’ safe space to provide support and comfort.