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 am an EMDR Certified Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a form of therapy I am passionate about that helps people heal from trauma and 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 and I am an EMDR Consultant In Training. If you’d like to know more about EMDR Therapy, please take a minute to watch the video below.
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.