Erin specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. She is endlessly interested
in the question of how we each come to be who we are and is particularly drawn
to exploring attachment theory, dissociation, and the neurobiological
mechanisms that underlie our adaptations to stress and our capacities for
As a therapist, Erin works to build relationships with her clients that support
curiosity, reflection, regulation, and self-compassion. Her approach incorporates
psychoeducation, parts work, and experiential practices for increasing
mindfulness and somatic awareness. She is careful to attend to the many layers
of inner experience and to examine the multiple levels of environment that shape
our lives and identities.
Erin’s experiences as a volunteer medical advocate for survivors of sexual
violence led her to this work. She received her MSW from Loyola University
Chicago in 2016 and spent her first years as a therapist at a local rape crisis
center. In 2019, Erin came to CCIH, where she completed a trauma fellowship
and now serves as a staff therapist and intake coordinator for the practice.
Erin’s latest studies are focused on Interpersonal Neurobiology and Somatic
Experiencing. She has completed the beginning year of Somatic Experiencing
International’s professional training program.