Erika Turner is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. She is a compassionate, and solution focused clinician who treats individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, work/life balance, life transitions, loss and trauma. She is clinically trained and works collaboratively with clients to develop trust, accomplish outlined goals and achieve success.
Equality Mental Health directly helps with issues specific to the LGBTQ+ community: Questioning/Negotiating/Understanding Sexual Identity and Gender Identity. Navigating the Coming Out Process. Dating and Relationship Challenges. Family, Work and School Difficulties. Sex & Porn Addictions. Parenting Skills and Support. Parents of Children who are Coming Out. Same-Sex Parents Raising Children. Preparing for and Navigating the Journey of Transition. Coping with and Addressing Societal Discrimination and Prejudice. We welcome people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities.
CONSCIOUS COUNSELING / A NEW WAY TO EXPAND EXPAND – to open up, broaden, develop, grow. CONTRACT– to diminish, close, restrict, lessen. CAUSES of contraction – anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/family difficulties, separation and loss, work stress, significant life changes….Telehealth available for FL, NY, NJ.
If you feel stressed out, unable to focus, depressed, anxious, or challenged by life, making the decision to seek help is the first step. Our sessions together will be a collaborative relationship that offers opportunities of self-discovery for clients ready to work towards their own personal growth. I appreciate the vulnerability and empathize with those who have chosen to share their struggles with me and enjoy working with them through their stages of self-exploration. Our sessions together will be about feeling valued, safe and connected. I look forward to assisting you with navigating your way to a greater self awareness.
Whether you’re facing emotional challenges ranging from anxiety to depression, isolation or loss, or just having difficulty managing the stress of your day-to-day life, I can help you on your journey as you move forward. My practice centers on an integrative approach to healing. Trained as a dance/movement psychotherapist, I blend together a psychodynamic framework with both expressive and behavioral strategies. It is here where you will experience authenticity and resilience. I enjoy working with adolescents, young people and women.
With many challenges in today’s times, it can be difficult to maintain a positive outlook on life. These challenges can be a result from trauma, grieving the loss of a loved one, divorce, family conflict or identity issues. Other stressors can be school performance, loss of employment, suffering from an illness or injury, impacts from COVID-19, or immigration/deportation concerns which can make going through your day-to-day seem like an impossible task. The good thing is that there is help.
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.” I strive to create a space where healing occurs - a place where you can sit with difficult thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and develop the tools to transform them. My style is warm and supportive, creating an environment that fosters self-acceptance. I believe in partnering with you to help you unlock blocks to growth and change.
Motivation, warmth, encouragement and a supportive environment is at the core of all treatment I provide to both individuals and families. Therapy is an important tool for anyone looking for deeper growth both personally and emotionally. I have been afforded the opportunity to treat those combating anxiety, ADHD, depression, identity issues, life transition concerns, marital conflict, parenting stress, and relationship friction. The work has allowed me to treat individuals and families at all life stages, each with different backgrounds and personal histories, but always with a meaningful connection formed in the process.
We live in a world of immense pressure. Both adults and children have to struggle with an exhausting list of responsibilities, a deluge of constant communication, and for many of us, the residual impact of trauma. We are pulled in so many different directions. It can feel isolating. It can feel overwhelming. But we can get through it. Everything you need to do so is already inside of you. Managing anxiety, coping with depression, resolving trauma, improving relationships, all of it is possible. Congratulations on taking the brave first step towards taking control and establishing a new pace of your life.
Are you suffering from depression? Is anxiety keeping you up at night or are negative thoughts constantly on your mind? Do you feel like your world is falling apart? You do not have to try to manage this alone. There is help and hope available.I am an empathetic licensed therapist, experienced and dedicated to helping those in need. My training and experience provide me with relevant and proven skills to help you manage your mental health and cope with various life challenges.
Hope. Healing. Understanding. You deserve to live a fulfilling life with healthy relationships and satisfying life choices. I look forward to helping you along that journey. It is natural and common to be "blocked" or "stuck" as one travels through life's challenges. It is normal to feel sad, frustrated, confused... to feel like no one understands what you are going through, even a partner or your family members. I am an experienced clinician who has successfully helped many individuals, couples and families understand the barriers to meeting their needs and identify the ways and means to move forward.
Many of us struggle through the challenging times in life and seeking treatment is often a courageous first step towards change. My goal is to provide compassionate, trustworthy, and nonjudgmental support, as we partner together on a journey of coping, healing, and thriving. I believe the therapist-client relationship is most important, therefore I strive to establish an honest and warm working relationship with each client. In doing so, together we can then explore your relationships and other patterns in your life. That exploration leads to insights and understanding, geared toward discovering new ideas and finding solutions.
If you are feeling confused, unmotivated, distracted, or have difficulty staying on task, this can be a sign that you are experiencing a disruption and conflict within yourself that is preventing you from achieving desired goals or enjoying your current life. While we travel this path we call life, sometimes we encounter obstacles that seem like we just can’t overcome. We all have goals in life and we desire the best things for ourselves but sometimes we don't always take the right course of action for ourselves. Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors reflect a hidden belief system within ourselves which decides our path in life.
My philosophy is to work with patients on a short-term and goal-oriented manner so you can improve your functioning, comfort, and happiness as soon as possible. Every person is different, and I tailor my approach to each patient to find what works for them. I am very interactive and dynamic in my approach, and look at each individual patient (or organization) for their specific needs. I work on providing every individual patient (or business) with a useful, meaningful, and results-oriented learning experience.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and therapist in New York, New Jersey, Florida and California, who has been practicing since 2012. I received my Masters in Social Work from California State University, Northridge and a Masters in Counseling Education from Hunter College. I provide remote psychotherapy in Florida, California, New Jersey and New York.
I believe the quality of the client/counselor relationship is a major factor in the success of therapy. I bring honesty, humor, warmth, and a profound respect for my clients' struggles to every session. My approach is interactive, gently challenging, and problem/solution focused. Using psychodynamic and cognitive modalities, I help clients explore the beliefs holding them back, help them develop their strengths, and learn new coping skills.
My goal is to help you feel better. I am a compassionate listener, and I provide a safe, welcoming environment where we can discuss the events or feelings that trouble you. Many people come to therapy believing that their difficulties or emotions are overwhelming. Rest assured, it is possible to change your reality by understanding the patterns, conflicts and obstacles that interfere with your success and happiness.
Pain is an unfortunate reality of the human experience. Sometimes, our attempts to control or avoid pain, whether it's physical, psychological, or otherwise, also pulls us away from other things in our lives that are important to us, resulting in a less fulfilling life. Your decision to pursue therapy is a significant step towards finding a more workable way to manage the things in your life that cause pain. My therapeutic approach is focused on learning to step out of the struggle against your pain and use the strengths you already possess to put you in the driver's seat of your life and be your best and most genuine self.
Michelle Francisco, LMSW believes that we all have the inherent power and strength to effect positive change in our lives. With guidance and support, Michelle holds a safe space for her clients, understanding that everyone is on their unique journey. Michelle approaches the work through a strengths-based perspective, which concentrates on the inherent strengths of individuals, families, and groups. Deploying the personal strengths of individuals to aid recovery and empowerment. She empowers individuals, couples, and families to live meaningful lives by connecting to their values and being their best selves.
I love helping adults and teens navigate difficult life challenges and emotional distress, offering positive support and guidance towards healthy strength-based solutions. By practicing coping skills the individual will feel empowered to move through life easier. I tailor each session with a personalized approach, using many therapeutic practices to match what is best for each individual. I will help you uncover new skills and strengths. Everybody deserves and benefits from strong professional support.