Erica M Salazar M.A.

Erica M Salazar MA

Erica M Salazar M.A., Professional Counselor

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

I have experience in working with adults, seniors, and children and their families in the field of mental health. I have also worked a lot with all ages in the group setting. I have been a counselor for over 10 years and also have experience in social work. Before coming to Associates for Psychotherapy, I was the social services director at a local nursing home and I worked many years as a therapist at a hospital in Pueblo. I joined the professional team in August of 2015 of  Associates for Psychotherapy & Education. I work with adults of all ages, pre-teens and teens.      

PHILOSOPHY AND METHODS OF TREATMENT:

I believe that counseling is a journey of self discovery and a therapist and client should work together to explore the client’s inner world. As a therapist I will exhibit respect, authenticity, genuineness, empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard. I believe that these qualities is the heart of therapy and will develop a healthy connection between the therapist and client. My goal is help my client grow and move forward as an individual and help him/her work towards finding happiness in their life.

 

EDUCATION:

Master of Community Counseling, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO

Bachelor of Psychology, Colorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo, CO

Currently I am working on my Ph.D.  (Doctor of Philosophy) at Capella University, specializing in counseling, human services, and Psychology. I will be receiving my Ph.D. in December of 2016.