Welcome to Waypoints Counseling!  I am Erin E. Evanson-Lass,  a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  I have the privilege of working with adults, families, children and individuals, ages 10 and up.  I use a variety of techniques based on the personal needs of my clients with a holistic approach considering the whole person in their environment.  If you find that you’re experiencing difficulty with this thing we call “life,” perhaps I can help.  Together we can work to navigate the rough waters this world can often dish out.

I have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011 and have experience working with children and families encountering a wide variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral disorders and dual diagnoses – substance use disorders that co-occur with other mental disorders, specifically with adolescents.  Additionally, I have proficiency with adults along with their families surrounding grief work and preparing for end-of-life.

I have specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, which is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness in treating trauma.  I received my training from the Maiberger Institute.

I have also received specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Solutions-Focused Therapy.

I received my undergraduate degree from Kansas State University in 2007 and my Master of Social Work Degree from Washburn University in 2010.  I am also a veteran, and served in the United States Army for 5 years with deployments to Iraq and Honduras.