Erin Richardson, LCSW
Ms. Erin Richardson is a proud Chicago native, one who celebrates its diverse population of children, teens, young adults, adults, and seniors navigating an increasingly complex society in an ever changing world. She practices clinical social work based on a client-centered paradigm that communicates unconditional positive regard for all clients. Through the process of therapeutic counseling, Erin assists her clients in opening up pathways to self-discovery and awareness utilizing a strengths perspective as opposed to fixating on perceived deficits.
Erin has an extensive background in geriatric social work in the long-term care setting, as well as community-based clinical case management – including palliative care, hospice services, and elder outreach in the home. She devotes herself tirelessly to improving her client’s quality of life, helping them reach their goals through empowerment, validation, and reflection.
Ms. Richardson earned her Master of Arts in Social Work degree (specializing in Medical Social Work, Mental Health, and Gerontological Social Work) from Loyola University in 2011; interning at Loyola Medical Center (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience). She was also awarded the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree at Loyola University, interning at the Counseling Center of Lakeview. Erin recently completed a Certificate Program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Intervention at Boston University in 2016. She is licensed by the state of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
National Association of Social Workers
Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition
LGBT Aging Issues Network
Lifetime Education & Renewal Network
Healthcare & Aging Network
American Society on Aging
Mental Health & Aging Network
The Chicago Bridge
Forum on Religion, Spirituality & Aging
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