Substance Prevention Specialist
Erin is originally from Philadelphia, PA where they received their Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), and also completed their Masters of Science degree in Clinical and Counseling Health Psychology. Erin drove cross country with their cat, Soot, and moved to the Pacific Northwest to complete their doctoral internship at the University of Puget Sound, and is ecstatic to once again be a part of the UPS community as the Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator.
Erin’s clinical interests include, but are not limited to, queer-related issues, specifically working with students in exploring gender and sexual identities; helping clients explore thoughts and emotions through art and other creative mediums; among others. Erin’s theoretical orientation is integrative, and incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, as well as utilizing aspects of art-related therapy. Erin approaches therapy from a client-centered lens, and works with clients to determine which approach fits best.
Outside of work, Erin spends their time drinking all of the coffee, doing art, running, playing pinball, hiking, and trying to make their dog, Meatball, #instafamous.