Erin Walsh is a licensed clinical social worker who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University before earning her Master’s degree in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago.
Those who know Erin best would describe her as someone who’s committed to her guests and always continuing her personal and professional growth. She wants her guests to feel seen, heard, and validated through their time together, and she aims to partner with guests to provide a safe space that welcomes their whole self and provides opportunities for reflection and self-discovery while focusing on increasing an overall sense of a positive wellbeing. She highly values the importance of working through an inclusive, culturally informed and trauma-informed lens.
Erin has a deep passion for providing support and encouragement to parents as they navigate their personal and unique journey raising children in today’s complex world. This also includes providing support for those who may be walking through a variety of hardships on their road to building a family. In addition, she hopes to provide guidance to young adults through the various developmental life transitions.
In her previous years of home visiting work with new parents and their babies, she’s incorporated an infant mental health, strength-based and CBT approach. She’s currently eagerly exploring and learning more about the benefits of mindfulness techniques as a beneficial tool in therapy.
In her spare time, Erin is a member of a newly formed parent’s network for social justice in her neighborhood, and she enjoys running or walking outside to her favorite music as a way to clear her mind and recharge. She relies on hot coffee (even on the 90-degree days!) each morning, enjoy delicious food from her favorite local spots, and utilizes her own support circle to keep her laughing.
Erin is currently accepting new guests via telehealth.