Seth Erickson, Therapist in Illinois — Zencare
Seth  Erickson
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Seth Erickson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Arts in Human Services, MAHS Master of Social Work, MSW
Illinois Accepting Online
Updated August 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Work stress

Professional statement

Seth Erickson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Carbondale, IL who is committed to providing a space in which clients grow, develop and achieve their goals. As an experienced tele-health provider, he wants therapy sessions to meet you where you are. Regardless if you conduct the therapy session in your car, at your office during a lunch break, or walking down the beach; he strives to make sure therapy works for you so that you can become the best version of yourself.

Many of his clients come to therapy with a variety of concerns but primarily want a setting in which they can work on what is important to them. Seth’s clients find that he creates a space in which they have the freedom to talk about what is important to them and to set goals that will make a difference in their lives. He is focused on ensuring that he understands his client’s issues or concerns to the best of his ability before offering feedback or responses.

Seth approaches therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework and explores with client the connection of thoughts, emotions, and the resulting behaviors. He is especially mindful of the role trauma and addictions play in human functioning and how they can hijack the body and mind's "normal response system". Through this process and with the help of his clients, he develops an evidence-based treatment plan for each individual client to meet each of their goals.


Message to clients

I'm so happy that you are looking for help! I understand that life can get difficult and I am sure this is not a position that you would like to find yourself in. My desire is to make the therapy process effective and meaningful for you. I have had extensive experience and training through my career. I have a Masters of Social Work and a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling with a specialization in Crisis Response and Trauma. Along with this, I completed a fellowship through Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine in Trauma Based Behavior Health.

While I have been fortunate to be exposed to so much helpful information, I want you to know that I view you as the expert of your life. We will work together to find what will be most helpful for you and make life better. We will find what you are good at and use your strengths as we work on your concerns.

I have embraced tele-health and believe it is an effective tool we can use. Many of my client's find it helpful as they are able to still have sessions without the worry of making it to an office. Most people have sessions in their car, walking outside, or in their office. Whatever works for you will work for me as we begin your journey to wholeness!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (45min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 4pm
  • Tue 8am - 4pm
  • Wed P8am - 4pm
  • Thu 8am - 4pm
  • Fri 8am - 2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

NorthWork Counseling, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Therapist and Owner, 2022 - Present
Aetna, Clinical Case Manager - Behavioral Health, 2021 - 2022
Centerstone, Mental Health Therapist, 2019 - 2021
Centerstone, Program Coordinator - Child, Youth and Family Counseling, 2017 - 2019
Centerstone, Child, Youth and Family Counselor, 2016 - 2017
Centerstone, Crisis Counselor, 2016 - 2016
Centerstone, Crisis Recovery Support Specialist, 2015 - 2016

Southern Illinois University, Master of Social Work, 2020
Southern Illinois University, Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship, 2020
Liberty University, Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling; Specialization in Crisis Response and Trauma, 2016


Licensure

Illinois: 149024295


Languages

English