Erica Thomas, Therapist in Liberty Hill, Texas — Zencare
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Erica Thomas

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Clinical Social Worker
Texas, Virginia Accepting Online
Vita Nova Counseling Accepting In-person

Vita Nova Counseling will be open on Nov 22nd from 10:00am-12:30pm CST and closed Nov 23rd-25th in observance for the Thanksgiving holidays.

Updated November 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mother-Daughter Coaching
  • Attachment issues
  • Feminine Empowerment
  • Women's issues
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Erica Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Liberty Hill, TX. Many of the people that Erica works with seek the empowerment they need to move comfortably forward in their lives despite the pressures of roles and expectations. The overarching goal for Erica is to help women find their voices and live their truth unapologetically.

Erica is an expert in mother daughter relationships. She has additional training and certification in mother daughter coaching, which she uses to help mother-daughter pairs rebuild broken bonds and grow their relationships in healthy, lasting ways. Erica's approach to helping mothers and daughters begins with attachment theory. She helps clients understand how their early relationships impact the ways that they interact and connect with others, including as adults. She also teaches them how to connect and relate to each other through a lens of empathy and compassion.

Erica assists clients process past hurts in a non judgmental environment and helps them consider different perspectives while offering validation. She also helps clients work through their past traumas using various evidence-based therapy approaches, including through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). To further facilitate healing, she also teaches clients how to pay attention to their physical sensations, effectively manage their emotions, as well as how to practice effective self-compassion . Erica realizes her clients are the experts of themselves, so she empowers clients to set goals for themselves and actively work towards those goals each week to achieve personal growth.

Erica earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her certificate in coaching from the Mother Daughter Coaching International and helps clients break out of negative relationship and behavioral patterns that limit their abilities to express themselves authentically.


Message to clients

When we struggle with our relationships, especially meaningful, impactful ones like a mother daughter relationship, it can feel hopeless. The instability and insecurity of that relationship can start to permeate other aspects of our lives, including our relationships with others and our overall wellness.

When we struggle with ourselves, our inner light doesn't shine as brightly. We don't feel like ourselves, we feel lost and disconnected from ourselves and our world. The very wise late Maya Angelou once said, "Every storm runs out of rain." As strong as your inner storm might feel to you right now, know that there's a healing, restoration, and hope that is just as strong as this storm waiting for you.

Whether you're seeking mother daughter counseling or a female seeking individual therapy, be proud that you've made the first step towards healing and personal growth by seeking professional help. It takes an immense amount of courage, strength and maturity just to take this very first step! As your therapist, know that you'll be in the care of a professional who is compassionate, seasoned, invested and importantly, can empathize with your struggle--I've been there. I see you. I hear you. Yes, therapy is hard work, so you must be fully committed to your healing and growth, but it will be extremely worth it in the end.

I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

Mother-Daughter Coaching - Coaching tailored to help mothers and daughters find healing and connection in a non-judgmental/non-blaming manner by increasing emotional attunement, compassion, empathy and communication towards one another and analyzing mother-daughter histories as a useful tool that keenly identifies unhealthy intergenerational behaviors/patterns/beliefs that perpetuate conflict.

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Feminine Empowerment - Approach tailored to engage women in examining obstacles that prevent them from empowering themselves and discovering the ways in which they can show up for themselves and live life empowered and authentically.

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Erica Thomas is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Mother-Daughter Coaching: $250 (90min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon By appointment only
  • Tue By appointment only
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu By appointment only
  • Fri By appointment only
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon By appointment only
  • Tue By appointment only
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu By appointment only
  • Fri By appointment only
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Vita Nova Counseling practice
14001 West State Highway 29, Suite #201, Liberty Hill, Texas 78642
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon By appointment only
  • Tue By appointment only
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu By appointment only
  • Fri By appointment only
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Vita Nova Counseling, PLLC, Self-employed Licensed Therapist, 2020 - Present
Lone Star Circle of Care, Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2020
Emergence Health Care (Local MH/IDD Authority), Clinical Director of IDD Services/Administrative Director of IDD Support Services, 2015 - 2017
Compass, Intensive In-Home Therapist, 2013 - 2015
YCAPP (At-risk youth support services), Behavioral Health Specialist, 2012 - 2013
Family Readiness Support Group (Military Families), FRG Leader for military families of the 5th Special Forces Group , 2009 - 2011
DaVita Dialysis, Dialysis Medical Social Worker, 2004 - 2008
University of Texas at Austin, Graudate Intern-child/adolescent therapist for at-risk clients with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders, 2004 - 2004
University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Intern (AISD)-school-based therapist for at-risk high school students and at-risk elementary school girls, 2002 - 2003
University of Texas at Austin, Hand-selected Graduate Intern-Austin Child Guidance Center, 2003 - 2003
Child Placement Center, Adoption Coordinator, 2000 - 2002
Child Placement Center, Foster Care Case Manager, 1998 - 2000

Mother-Daughter Coaching International, Certified Mother-Daughter Coaching Mentor, 2022
Mother-Daughter Coaching International, Faculty Member, 2022
Mother-Daughter Coaching International, Certified Mother-Daughter Coach, 2021
The University of Texas at Austin, MSSW, 2004
St. Mary's University, BA, 1998


Licensure

Texas: 39835

Virginia: 0904009164


Languages

English

Spanish