Erin Arwady, LMSW

Experienced, Creative therapist for individuals, children and families located in Portage, MI  

Counseling Philosophy 

As an experienced, creative therapist located in Portage, MI, I have developed a balanced, relationship-driven and outside the box approach to working with individuals and families from diverse populations. I have extensive experience working with children, adults and families with various concerns including mood disorders, behavioral problems, family conflict, eating disorders, ADHD, and dual diagnosis.  While I do not subscribe to any one modality of treatment, I have training and experience in utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), expressive arts therapies, and holistic approaches. I believe it is important to help clients identify their goals and needs and then tailor sessions to meet clients where they are at. 


I am especially interested in working with adolescents and young adults and their families and I am extremely passionate about the clients with whom I work. I tailor my sessions to meet each individual's (or family's) needs in a unique, client-centered way. When working with diverse individuals, I integrate expressive arts, DBT, CBT, and mindfulness techniques to express feelings and thoughts and develop healthy coping skills.