Erin Shapiro (she/her)

LPC, NCC

Hi! I'm Erin and I'm a badass, empowering therapist (at least according to my friends and clients!)

Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

You feel confused and lost - like you don't belong. You have friends and maybe even a romantic partner but these relationships feel one-sided and unsatisfying. Sometimes you think people only like you because of all the things you do for them but you also worry that if you stop, no one will stick around. You feel "weird" because you don't connect to things like "everyone else." You are tired of feeling this way but scared to hope that things can get better.

My Background and Approach

My approach to therapy is to treat every client as the expert on their own life and experiences. You will always know more about what has happened and how you think and feel about it than I ever will. Using you understanding and knowledge as a guide, we work collaboratively to discuss what things in your life you would like to change and develop strength-based strategies to do so. This is all done within a safe, therapeutic space so you may feel open to discussing your concerns and needs. I spend a lot of time validating my client's experiences as they have often been made to feel bad or guilty for things that happened to them. Validation and empowerment are a huge part of my therapy approach because so often, people who are suffering from guilt and low self-esteem have experienced some kind of psychological abuse, neglect, or manipulation. I'm all about personal accountability so you can take responsibility for things within your control in my therapy room but not things that are not!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I identify as spiritual and non-religious and encourage my clients to engage in spiritual and religious behaviors if and when they find them helpful and supportive. I am a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe love is love regardless of what form it may take. I am an intersectional feminist and see this identity as something that is always in progress as I learn more about different communities, cultures, identities, the difficulties they face, and how I can hold space and be an advocate. I am passionate about social justice and find it to be a large part of my therapy work as well. I am a sex-positive therapist, kink and polyam allied, and believe in sex worker's rights. I have spent time volunteering with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the past due to my own identity as a survivor of suicide. I believe that all people can change and make positive changes in their own lives, regardless of what has happened before. And I believe I can help you.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 250/session

Info

972-779-0202 Email Erin
8140 Walnut Hill Lane Ste 440
Dallas, TX 75231

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