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.

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.