Erin Gilligan is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who obtained her BA in Psychology from Keene State College in Keene, NH and her Masters in Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Her extensive clinical experience in both her graduate program and post graduate employment opportunities has allowed Erin to gain a diverse skill set and the competence to see those in any age group. She is practiced in the following treatment modalities: individual therapy, family therapy, groups, as well as consultations. In addition to her clinical experiences, she also teaches Psychology to college students throughout the week.
Erin has worked in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, emergency rooms, school classrooms and group homes. She has worked with children as young as 7 to adults as old as 86 and treated those with many different diagnoses. Erin’s approach to treatment is to work collaboratively with the individual or family members to identify strengths and help support a higher level of daily functioning relative to their physical, emotional and mental health needs. Because every individual’s needs are different and not a “one size fits all” model, Erin works with individual(s) from a holistic medical perspective where the focus is on the whole person versus the mind and body being two different entities. Erin employs an array of treatment modalities and is trained in CBT, and DBT (both of which are often used throughout treatment sessions). Her therapeutic approaches also include Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, as well as mindfulness and relaxation skills to help regulate moods and emotions.
Erin’s clinical experience has allowed her to have developed a broad skill base to treat: such diagnoses/problems as: PTSD, Post Partum Depression, Clinical Depression/Anxiety, Grief issues, interpersonal conflict, parent/child relational issues, ADHD, ODD, life transitions and mood disorders.