Erica Bench, Licensed Professional Counselor


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

About Me

Whether your trauma comes from childhood problems, attachment issues, or it’s comprised of multiple “small t” traumas experienced throughout your life, I will do my best to help you heal. I primarily use EMDR, Ego Parts Work, Somatic Experiencing, and a variety of resourcing techniques to minimize dissociation and/or flooding. I strive to walk you gently through your processing journey at a pace that puts YOU in control. I am non-judgmental and professional, although when appropriate, I've been known to crack a joke because sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.

Education & Experience

M.S. from Avila University 10+ years in mental health, licensed for past 9 years

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English