Erin Dugas, LCSW

CCIH Intake Coordinator & Staff Therapist

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Erin Dugas, LCSW
CCIH Intake Coordinator & Staff Therapist
773.754.7441 x 2006
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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 healing.

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.

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