She/Her/HersMasters in Marriage and Family Therapy Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT National Certified Counselor, NCC Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Erin Nisonger is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Eagle River, Alaska. She enjoys working with couples, adolescents and young adults, and clients of all ages recovering from difficult life transitions and past challenges. Many of Erin’s clients come in to address relationship issues, healing from past trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. Erin is particularly passionate about helping couples and parents to reconnect. She also has advanced training in the treatment of PTSD and Complex PTSD.
Erin is trained in EMDR, the Gottman Method, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and multicultural counseling. These approaches help clients let go of the burdens of past trauma or unproductive relationship patterns and find new ways of connecting with themselves and the world around them. In session, Erin focuses on safe ways to help clients be in the present moment through mindfulness and strengthening connections between the body and mind. This approach supports clients to feel greater confidence in making intentional decisions in their lives that match their values and goals.
Erin's style is warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental. When clients first start therapy, she will create a safe environment where they can share openly and work toward their therapy goals together. Erin uses a wellness model and sees her clients as capable people with strengths and resources, never as someone who is sick or broken.
Erin received her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling from Capella University. She has worked at local inpatient hospitals and residential clinics, and managed an outpatient program serving clients of all ages, cultures, and needs. Outside of private practice, she enjoys playing the piano and being in the beautiful Alaskan outdoors with her loved ones. As a provider trained in telehealth, Erin offers remote teletherapy sessions that can fit seamlessly and conveniently into active schedules.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Years of Experience: 3 years
Solace Counseling, Owner/ Clinician, 2023 - Present
Birchwood Behavioral Health, Outpatient Clinician, 2020 - 2023
Birchwood Behavioral Health, Outpatient Program Manager, 2022 - 2023
NorthStar Behavioral Health, Discharge Planning/ Utilization Review, 2018 - 2020
National Board of Certified Counselors, National Certified Counselor NCC, 2021
Capella University, MS Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, 2020
Brigham Young University, BS Pychology, 2013