Erin Arwady, LMSW

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

Coronavirus Update 

 After consulting with my colleagues and reviewing the up to date and ever-changing information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I have decided to move all of my service offerings to telehealth services only (phone or video chatting sessions). As of today, Tuesday March 17, 2020 I will be suspending all in office and in person face to face sessions for the foreseeable future. I will be sure to update you with any changes throughout this process.   Please see the letter below for more details.  



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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 various 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. I assist individuals and families in identifying their goals with intentional evidence-based techniques including dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition, I frequently utilize expressive arts (including play and art therapy) and mindfulness techniques in my sessions.


I am especially interested in working with adolescents and young adults and their families andI 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.