Erin Chu, LCPC, CTMH
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider
Erin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider. She dedicates herself to developing a safe, relaxed environment in which people feel welcome to share at their own pace. Erin looks at counseling through a multidimensional lens, focusing on how all areas of wellness – emotional, cognitive, social, physical, and medical – impact a person. Working primarily with individuals aged 17+, she has a background of working with the following: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma, body image, grief, toxic relationships, and the struggles with people pleasing/perfectionism. Coming from a background in geriatric care, she is also adept in working with the unique emotional struggles related to chronic pain and illness. She utilizes an eclectic approach – which often incorporates elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) – that is tailored to each individual client. An important part of her approach is including support from others in the client’s personal (i.e., friends, family) and professional (i.e., physicians, dieticians, sleep specialists).
“Often, people feel that they are seeking counseling when they are at their weakest and I would like to argue that the opposite is true. Reaching out and talking about your deepest insecurities and fears requires a level of courage that few people truly understand. I strive to guide my clients to look at themselves and their situations through the eyes of compassion instead of criticism and hope to show them that their reactions are natural with the tools that they had at the time.”