Eric’s journey into the mental health field began over twenty-five years ago during his own recovery from multiple addictions. While living in a halfway house, he began working with “at risk” youth, and discovered he could evoke change and awareness in that population. This experience, along with learning how to live without substances and pathological behaviors, enabled him to understand how to begin the healing process and sustain recovery, leading to his work today.
Eric does his best to earnestly practice and embody the therapeutic techniques he prescribes for his patients. He firmly believes there are many ways to achieve and maintain long-term recovery, however, all modes of recovery must encompass “Universal Spiritual Principles.” These include honesty, willingness, integrity, commitment, compassion, courage and forgiveness, to name a few.
For more than twenty years Eric has been practicing mindfulness meditation and Bi Neural Brainwave Entrainment. It is his experience that for lasting, holistic recovery to occur, one needs to cultivate some type of mindfulness practice.
- Master’s degree from Naropa University in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy (MA)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
- Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
- Certified to deliver Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF/CBT) to children and adolescents
- Level II EMDR practitioner
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II
- Certified Clinical Supervisor, Intern (CCS-I)
Eric is committed to continuous learning with a focus on treatments that help alleviate signs and symptoms of PTSD, and is being mentored by Dr. George Lindenfeld, who is the founder of RESET Therapy (Reconsolidation Enhancement by Stimulating Emotional Triggers) with patients who are suffering with PTSD.
Eric is passionate in learning about the new science of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and Dr. Dan Siegel’s modality called Mindsight. IPNB and Mindsight utilize the main principles from the fields of psychology, biology, physics, sociology, and anthropology, synthesizing their main tenets to create greater health for the whole. He applies the IPNB and Mindsight models when working with addiction, trauma and/or co-occurring disorders.
He has been an active member of the Mankind Project (MKP) since 2008, which encourages men to take greater responsibility and accountability for every facet of their lives, and fosters men to be their authentic selves. MKP prides itself in creating a safe container to help men look at their “shadow,” what Carl Jung termed unconscious, negative and positive character traits which we keep hidden.
Eric deeply admires the courage it takes to enter into therapy and begin the process of self-exploration leading to greater overall well-being. He welcomes you to Heart and Soul Recovery and considers it an honor and a privilege to assist you on your quest for wholeness.