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LICSW, MSW Erin Stanley

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Erin Stanley is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LICSW, MSW
Years in Practice: 5
State: VA

Hi there! My name is Erin (she/her) and I'm licensed as an independent clinical social worker in the DC/Virginia area.

I believe that every person has the capacity to grow and heal, and should be afforded the space, encouragement, and tools to do so. I believe in the power of reflection, goal-setting, and community. I believe that everyone has a story, and when they are ready, should share that story to support their own journey and someone else's.

As a former elementary-school teacher, I believe that education is a life-long process, and that one of the best gifts one can offer themselves is knowledge of self. I am passionate about building containers of safety for Black people, educators, queer folks, millennials, teenagers, all intersections of the aforementioned, and anyone who is attempting to press forward in a world that they often feel is against them.

I earned my master's degree in clinical social work with a focus in family support from The School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. I received my bachelor of arts in psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.

As a social worker, my approach to therapy is holistic and practical, meaning I take into account one's full history when assessing and treating along with their everyday lifestyle. My style is person-centered and culture- centered, and I recognize the importance of upholding and honoring clients' intersectional experiences and identities.

With empathy, non-judgment, intuition, humor, and directness, I listen actively to draw out strengths and patterns. I utilize a feminist and eclectic theoretical frame and encourage clients to take into the many different systems that impact their lives.

One of the many reasons I chose psychotherapy as a career is that I am often deeply moved and inspired by the journeys of folks I interact with. It is a blessing and a privilege I have to be able to hold space for people, and that I am trusted with their vulnerabilities. My goal is for each client to feel safe, respected, and seen, and to create a virtual environment that is warm and professional. I'd be honored to support you. Hope to talk soon.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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She's honestly one of the best therapists I've ever worked with. I've been able to make so much progress with her, and have found lots of new ways to process/cope with stress and anxiety. She's just great.

R.A.·Jun 18, 2021


Erin is an amazing therapist who is good at making me feel comfortable, while challenging me to work on what I need to work on

D.H.·Feb 17, 2021


Erin Stanley offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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