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.
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
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