It is my personal mission to empower my clients through their journey of health and healing. I am Erica Sykes. My role is to assist you in reaching goals that you have for yourself by providing non-judgmental support and helping to facilitate your counseling journey. I will empower, encourage, and equip you with tools and techniques that will help you discover the best version of yourself.
I am a licensed Professional Counselor Associate with the Texas Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors under the supervision of Kimberly S. Boyd, M.S., LPC-S. I completed the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. I currently have a Master’s in Educational Administration and a Master’s in School Counseling from Lamar University. I also obtained my Texas School Counseling certificate (Grades PK-12). I am an active member of good standing in the American Counseling Association. I have spent the last 21 years as an educator working with children in various settings and stages of adolescence.
I provide counseling to children, adults, and couples. I provide counseling services to clients with various concerns including, but not limited to self-awareness, self-esteem, anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, communication, grief, anger management, codependency, cultural issues/identity, and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach incorporates several major theories of counseling, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Multicultural Therapy, and Faith-based methods.
The therapeutic relationship is an essential component of growth and transformation. I believe that every individual possesses the strength, determination, and ability to work through life trials.