Erica L Wilcox, LPC
Trauma Recovery Specialist | Cycle Breaker ™
Founder /Executive Director of Wilcox Wellness, LLC
If we choose to work together, you will feel heard, supported, and challenged to make the positive changes that you seek in order to be happier and healthier in your life. You will find that this change process can even involve humor and joy. I believe that positive change is created by focusing on what you want to add to your life, not just what you want to delete from it. I am passionate about fostering a trusting and non-judgmental alliance with my clients to support their healing and transformation. With that said, I am not an "average, completely impartial" therapist. I am a deeply passionate person and that comes out in my work with clients through my facial expression, honesty, and profound validation of your experience.
I believe survivors. Period.
I consider it both an honor and a privilege to serve as an anchor and guide for hope, health and happiness for the individuals that I work with. I firmly believe in the resiliency of the human spirit to be liberated from emotional pain, end the cycle of unhealthy habits and to find purpose in painful experiences as a means of moving forward.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (Fairleigh Dickinson University, Magna Cum Laude) and Master's Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling (Central CT State University). I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant with advanced training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Traumatic Bereavement, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, women's trauma recovery, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have a particular interest in the role that movement, music, wellness, and sex/intimacy plays in mental health and trauma recovery.
I specialize in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Anxiety, and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. I provide direct feedback and teach evidenced- based strategies to help my clients reach their goals. I do not believe in a “one size fits all” methodology and take a holistic approach to therapy. This means I will not push medications and will work with you to find more natural ways to feel better. We may need to explore the role that nutrition, sleep, exercise and work/life balance play in your well-being. I will invite you to explore how past unresolved experiences may be feeding into current problems.
Wherever you are at on your journey, I will always meet you where you are, then encourage you to take that next step forward towards positive change. You don't go 100 miles into the forest and expect to get out in 10. However, we can get ourselves the right hiking gear, a strong flashlight to guide the way, and map to move through and out of the darkness.
I would honor the opportunity to connect and help you heal along your life's path.