Many of us begin to wander on our journey through life. We are unsure if our next move is our best move, we sometimes run into detours that change our direction, and often we hit pitfalls that can knock us off course completely. Some are able to struggle through, and others seek assistance with the help of a counselor. A counselor comes into your life as a GPS system, assisting with reviewing the course previously taken and providing you with the tools to “help you help yourself” get back on course towards your desired destination.
Ericka E.S. Nelson, M.A., LPC (DC), LCPC (MD), NCC, BC-TMH is the CEO of Consulting U, LLC. She developed this company with hopes of creating a more simpler approach to mental health to help individuals better understand themselves and how they can make the most of the journey ahead.
Ericka is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC and Maryland. She received her bachelors in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Washington University. Ericka has a background in the radio industry and has been able to transform her love for communicating with others into a career providing counseling services to those in her community. For the past 9 years, Ericka has successfully provided counseling services to individuals and groups in a variety of populations, including homeless shelters, vocational programs, and private practice. In the last 4 years, Ericka has been able to build on her counseling knowledge and experience working within the Washington, DC school system with Special Education.
Ericka subscribes to utilizing a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, and Solution-Focused Therapy techniques to assist her clients in meeting their desired goals. She has been able to bring her relaxed, warm and inviting personality to the session, while creating a safe and non-judgmental space; encouraging clients to express themselves openly.