Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults seeking marriage therapy. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined by the client. I have found that many couple's issues involve difficulty with intimacy, so if you work with me that will likely be a topic of discussion. I am comfortable discussing personal intimacy with people of all genders and sexual orientations. My style is no-nonsense and direct. I use a wide variety of skills and techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and motivational interviewing.
I often assign homework for clients to complete between therapy sessions (however, I try not to make it complex or overwhelming). I do not believe in stereotyping, labeling, or stigmatizing people. I welcome working with couples of all faiths, genders, sexual orientations, political affiliations, and ethnicities.
At an initial interview clients should expect to discuss with me their background (how they grew up, what they have done since high school, any relationship status), their current symptoms, any drug or alcohol use or history, any legal history, and their hopes for what they will get from therapy. During this discussion I will work to clarify any questions that occur to me and to reassure the client that both the client and I are understanding the client’s needs and history. We will also discuss what the specific issues are that brought you to therapy. Be ready to be open and forthcoming. Clients may leave their initial session with a simple homework assignment that will begin to move them forward with their treatment.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
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Erin's no nonsense approach really helps us get to the point, and to weed out the unnecessary. Our sessions are very down to earth, practical.