During her internship at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Lincoln Public School District, Erica had direct one on one experience that included observing, learning, teaching, and mentoring. Her intern experience included individual psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, psychological assessments, emergency response to crisis situations, administering the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, child, adolescent, and adult therapy. She wrote short term objectives and progress notes.
Erica was recognized by professors and internship site supervisors as having an acumen for leadership, innovative communication skills and an ability to interpret the needs of the people. During her time at the Lincoln Lighthouse Erica, had the opportunity to work with middle school and high school aged children on a wide variety of issues and topics. Erica collaborated with parole and probation on her clients cases.
Erica’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations, Cum Laude, National Honor Society Pinnacle International Award (2012) and Master of Arts in Counseling Outstanding Student Award/ Deans Award, Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certification (2016). In May 2016, Erica completed her Masters degree from Doane University in Lincoln, NE and obtained her formal licensure as a Provisional Mental Health Practitioner on June 1, 2016.
Erica professional experience includes: the Lincoln Lighthouse (2016-2017), Retired Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force (1990-1996 Active Duty and 1996-2012 Air National Guard). While she was appart of the Air National Guard, Erica Worked as a Corrections Officer for the Nevada Department of Corrections/Prisons (1996-2008). In May 2016, Erica completed her Masters degree from Doane University in Lincoln, NE and obtained her formal licensure as a Provisional Mental Health Practitioner on June 1, 2016.
Erica is from San Diego CA; however, was born in Kodiak, Alaska. Erica has been immersed in many amazing cultures, not only as a result of her military career; but, as a result of her geographic location growing up and being raised in an Asian household. Erica has currently resided in Lincoln for more than ten years and has a clear understanding of the demographics, challenges, and services available within the community. In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.