Mrs. Maria m Erickson

Preferred Name: Maria

About Me

I am 100% Greek, and I originated from the Detroit Metropolitan area where I where I was raised in a lower socioeconomic area. I have been married, divorced, and now remarried for 25 years. I am the mother of four and the grandmother of 4. I have found that there are times in our lives when we find ourselves "stuck" and/or feeling like we are wading through quicksand to move forward. Our situations appear hopeless and sometimes overwhelming. They can be due to difficulties beyond our control, unresolved issues from our past that have resurfaced, or the consequence of wrong choices. We seek alternative methods for looking at ourselves, managing our situations, as well as the outside influences in our lives, but we don't know how to access them. We need someone to help us discover who we have become and how to move forward in a healthy manner mentally, spiritually, and physically. Your challenges may be the result of trauma, life adjustments, grief/loss, divorce, addiction, age, anxiety and fear, depression, significant others, elderly parents, children, codependency, ineffective boundary setting, inadequate coping skills, inadequate conflict resolution, and confusion/difficulty in goal setting, and career development to name a few. This becomes an opportunity for us to make life changes that will move our lives into healthy avenues in the future. I offer a non-judgemental place to be transparent, learn new ways to make healthy life decisions, and grow into a healthier whole person. Therapies, homework, spirituality, nutrition, and exercise combine to facilitate this growth.

Education & Experience

MA from University of South Florida Teaching Certification-University of Michigan-Dearborn BA from Wayne State University

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA, National Mental Health Institute, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Florida Mental Health Counselor's Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Underserved

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • UnitedHealth