Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost
I have been always had a desire to help and create change. I was in my first management role in 1991 at 24 years old. I worked as an Office Manager for a small Home Health company. After a couple years, I transferred to a nearby Hospital where I moved up from business Lead, to Supervisor, to Manager. My goal was always to help employees and coworkers have the best job experience they could, while we provided the best services to our patients.
After a decade of living in one area, my family moved to Virginia, which is where I still live. Working for two of the largest hospital companies on the east coast, again, I had different roles in management and training.
Over the years being the best leader, manager, mentor, and trainer never stopped being important to me. After a full career in Healthcare Administration and Revenue Cycle, I decided to do what I love the most, help individuals.
I decide to go back to school where I worked to achieve my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. After graduating in 2014 from Walden University I began working on my licensed in the State of Virginia. After two years I completed this and became a Licensed Professional Counselor. While I did work in areas of Marriage/Couples Counseling, Depression, Substance Use Disorders, my passion and primary work has always been in Anxiety.
While working to get licensed as a counselor, I continued my education and completed my Ph. D. in Health Psychology in 2018. My dissertation focused on using video public service announcements to motivate people to engage in physical activity. If you would like to read the article it has been published in the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. Click Here
In 2016 I completed a study abroad for 4 months to further my cultural understandings. I am also certified in Wellness and Nutrition counseling to support a balance between the mind and the body.
While I have a thriving private practice in Richmond, Virginia, I have always wanted to be able to do more. This prompted me to create Life Skills Coaching webinars. The goal is to use the webinars (most of them under 30 minutes) as a self-help guide to give you knowledge and practice examples of how to incorporate the information into your life, so you can create the change you are looking for.
One important acknowledgement and disclaimer: This information is not intended to be therapy or counseling in any way. It is simply a webinar form of self-help information. If you believe you may get triggered or upset by the webinars please do not engage with them. Or if you find they motivate you to want more, I recommend seeking the guidance and help of a local therapist or counselor. The webinars, while helping, have limitations.
I wish you all the best on your journey to create change.
Dr. Jennifer Erickson, LPC