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About Erilda


pronouns: she/her

I operate a fully inclusive practice: free of judgment and discrimination.  I provide support to all members of the community.

  • LGBTQI+ Allied

  • Anti-Racist

  • Culturally inclusive 

  • Supportive of neurodiversity and for those with atypical thinking and behavioral patterns

I  grew up in Albania and immigrated  to America as a teenager. It was a difficult transition (read: culture shock). I had to learn and adapt to a brand new life while leaving everything familiar behind.  I know what it's like to feel like you don't belong, to experience tremendous loss, to be stuck in the middle of two cultures. That experience taught me resilience, the power of starting over and that you can always return home to yourself. The journey to pursue a career in mental health has been the biggest gift in my life. I look forward to hearing your story and working together.

My training

I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2009 and then completed my Masters in Counseling  the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2011.

My clinical experience has included working with children, families and adults in many different settings including community mental health, schools, inpatient hospitals and Intensive outpatient programs as well as  private practice settings. 

My approach

I offer an approach to therapy that is compassionate, non-judgemental, and strength based. I believe in building a collaborative relationship with you.  We will work together to clarify what you are striving for and what is getting in your way.  We will draw from your own knowledge, abilities, and strengths, to help support you as you work towards change.


I utilize a number of counseling modalities, including Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Sand Tray work. When working with children and teens, I often work closely with parents and school staff such as school social workers and teachers in order to provide a comprehensive approach to treatment.

Above all else,  I will listen to your story and provide counseling that is best suited to you.

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