Therapy & Counseling Areas of Expertise

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING EXPERIENCE

TRAINING & CREDENTIALS

Dr. Erickson, Ph.D., LMFT, is a Licensed Indiana Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for over 30 years.  She provides solution-oriented therapy for individual, relationship and family issues for adults, children and adolescents.  She obtained her doctorate from Purdue University-one of the leading institutions in research, theoretical and clinical training in her field.  She is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Indiana.


EDUCATION

Ph.D. -  Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University, 1990
M.S. -  Family Studies, Purdue University, 1987

B.A. -  Psychology, Purdue University, 1984


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Practice -  Therapist in private practice providing individual, marital and family therapy, specializing in treating trauma survivors.  1989-present.
 

Divorce Negotiator -  Negotiated visitation between highly conflictual, court- ordered divorced couples.  Catholic Social Services, Indianapolis, Indiana.  1989-1990.
 

Family Therapist -  Individual, marital and family therapy for clients with wide range of      problems.  Purdue Marriage and Family Therapy Center, West Lafayette, Indiana 1987-1989.
 

Rape Victim Advocate -  Crisis counseling and advocacy for rape victims calling on hot-line.  Planned Parenthood, West Lafayette, Indiana 1986.
 

Planned Parenthood Counselor -  Problem pregnancy and sexual issues counseling.  Planned Parenthood, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1986.


ADDITIONAL TRAINING

EMDR Training, Level II, Advanced -  Advanced training in use of Bilateral techniques using mind and body to treat specific stresses and problems.  EMDRIA, Arlington Heights, IL.
 

EMDR Training, Level I, Beginning -  Beginning training in use of Bilateral techniques using mind and body to treat specific stresses and problems.  EMDRIA, Columbus, Ohio.  
 

Child Sexual Abuse Treatment -  Networking and treatment in child sexual abuse. Hendricks County Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Indianapolis, IN.
 

Traumatic Stress Treatment -  Treatment of trauma victims and their families.  The Family Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association for Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
 

Indiana Association for Marital and Family Therapy (IAMFT)

INDIANAPOLIS THERAPIST

Marriage & Family Therapist, Specializing in Crisis Counseling, Stress & Trauma, Dr. Cassandra Erickson has been in private practice in Indiana for 30 years.  Learn how she can help you.