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  • About Erica M. Bankston, MSW, LISW-S

    I believe in the power of counseling to help heal, restore, and encourage a greater understanding of ourselves and our stories. I believe that everyone has the potential to change and improve with encouragement, accountability, and support. I meet clients exactly where they are in their unique journey and help them focus and build on their strengths while working through their challenges.

    I received my BA in Psychology at The Ohio State University. I received my MSW at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with almost 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups of all ages & backgrounds. Currently my focus has been treating teens & adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress.

    I also help other Social Workers with clinical supervision so they can also earn their independent licensures and mentor students that are interested in social work, mental health, and wellness.

    When I’m not working, I love to explore metro parks with friends, read, color, and spend time with my husband, 4 sons, and our German Shepherd, Bear.

    What my clients have to say

    Erica gives me the opportunity to get everything off my mind. She doesn’t make me feel judged nor silly for explaining the way I feel. She truly makes me feel normal when I feel so upside down inside out with my emotions. She has taught me different coping mechanisms that I never learned from therapy before.

    Erica is kind, compassionate, and listens without judging. I have recommended her services to several close friends and family members!

    I was so anti counseling. But Erica really makes me feel like I’m just talking to a friend. She has helped me really get over my issues with therapists. I had such a bad experience a long time ago and I never went back. But the last several months were so bad I was worried about me. I’m so glad I tried this. I can’t believe how much it helps.

    Erica has completely changed how I feel about therapy. I used to be quite scared of opening up and letting myself be vulnerable but with Erica I have always felt safe and listened to. She creates a supportive, kind environment where she listens attentively, remembers what you have said but is also prepared to challenge you when you need it the most. Could not recommend her more.

    Working with Erica has been a breath of fresh air. I’ve finally found someone who is taking the time to help me in really managing my anxiety. She comes to our sessions equipped with new ideas to help me cope with my anxiety. She is a welcomed ear each week and helps me process things which I thought I was unable. I feel truly lucky to have found her and for once feel hopeful that I am on the road to becoming a stronger and better me.

    Erica has been a great counselor for me. She is the mama bear, the truest reflection, & a kind heart. Working through anxieties, talking through childhood events, and dissecting stressors with Erica has been a life raft. She is easy to talk to and I truly feel like she cares about my well-being.

    l have loved working with Erica. She has always validated my feelings, helped me process them, and move forward. She knows exactly what questions to ask, ones that allow me to do a lot of additional processing on my own when I encounter various situations.