Erica N. McGeisey-Welch, M.S., M.A., NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate
Clinical work supervised by Jasmine Hussain, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC
- M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern State University
- M.S., Clinical Psychology, Northwestern State University
- B.S., Psychology, Northwestern State University
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
Because no person fits in a single box, my approach to an individual's needs may encompass different methods/practices. My main priority is to establish a counseling relationship through trust, honesty, and respect, where students are able to define and navigate current concerns and to facilitate change. I use an eclectic approach in therapy with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solution-focus therapy. My professional interests are trauma, identity issues, personal growth, depression, and relationship issues.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
I am Native American and Latina. I grew up on a reservation mixed with a strong Latino influence. Because of my native roots and the different worlds I live, I have learned to adapt to maintain my beliefs and values. Through my life experiences, diversity and social justice are ideations I embrace. As our societies navigate through greater diversity, it is becoming vital to integrate cultural pluralism and core identities while identifying and eliminating ethnocentric practices. I practice and model establishing connections and ensuring acceptance to empower all people and to increase cross-cultural understanding.
I enjoy camping, paintball wars, traveling, and experimenting in the kitchen with my husband and children. On lazy days, I enjoy binge-watching horribly wonderful tv series, anime, horror films, and cuddling with our four Great Danes.