Healing and growth is not always a linear process. Often, before we can become who we’re meant to be, we first need to unlearn and understand who we’ve been. Erica Laskin believes that being an effective counselor and coach means developing a personalized approach for each individual client. By combining elements of clinical therapy and life coaching, Erica offers her clients an extra layer of support and guidance along their journeys.
Sometimes counseling and coaching simply looks like holding space for people to feel safe and complete in order for them to be who and where they are in life. One of Erica’s greatest strengths is her ability to create spaces where her clients feel safe – safe to feel their feelings, safe to express their emotions, safe to be themselves, and safety within their bodies.
At Foundations Counseling, Erica Laskin works with a wide variety of clients who may be seeking services that include:
- Children, Adolescents, and Teens – play therapy, bullying, social and relationship challenges, cutting/self-injury, self-esteem and self-worth, body image, depression, anxiety, peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, effects of divorce, anger and defiance, ADHD, assertiveness training, trauma
- Relationship and Couples Counseling – communication, codependency, abandonment issues, boundaries, sexuality and intimacy, open relationships, dating and breakups, sex addiction, sexual compatibility, attachment style exploration, conflict resolution, affair recovery, couples counseling, pre-marriage counseling
- Growth-Oriented Counseling – life coaching, personal development, empowerment, burnout and lack of motivation, goal-setting, life transitions, self-esteem and self-worth, masculine and feminine energy exploration
- Individual Counseling – identity exploration, issues of race and multiculturalism, life coaching, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, abandonment issues, communication, boundaries, self-worth issues, identifying defense mechanisms, developing healthy coping skills
Erica Laskin is a Licensed Social Worker. She has a Master of Social Work Degree with a Concentration in Behavioral Health from the University of Maryland – School of Social Work. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, with minors in Sociology and Social Work from Rider University. Erica is skilled in psychodynamic theory and existentialism; and also utilizes techniques from narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and logotherapy.
Born in China and raised in Baltimore, MD, Erica was adopted into a multiracial and multicultural family when she was an infant. This life experience has allowed her to explore the concepts of identity, relationships, and belonging from a very young age.
Erica’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has allowed her to work with school-age children in Baltimore, Trenton, Princeton, and Commerce City. She has extensive experience helping clients work through depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, self-harming behaviors, family issues, and relationships. She approaches her work through a trauma-informed lens, and is an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist.