About Erin Dabrowski, M.Ed., Resident in Counseling
“Whatever happens, wherever you go, you’re not gonna do it alone.”
— Detective Josephus Miller, The Expanse, Season 2, Episode 5: Home
Are you someone struggling with a traumatic past or new changes in your life? Maybe you feel stuck or find yourself looping in old patterns that you just can’t stop. I love working with people who are going through transitional times and the difficulties of change. Often this comes from the hauntings of past traumas or current life moving too fast and too big. My work is to help you find space to slow down to find the safety within so that you can explore your life from different perspectives and discover new ways of being that perhaps you didn’t know were possible. I’m here to guide you to explore family dynamics, identity questions, and social issues.
I am well versed in mindfulness techniques as well as cognitive and solution-focused modalities that will help people break down challenges in organization, work-life balance and other life stressors. I also weave in experiential and somatic approaches such as Polyvagal-informed Therapy and Havening Technique, that go beyond the story, words and thoughts to support your nervous system to recalibrate and repattern.
I strive to always be genuine and create an atmosphere where clients can feel comfortable and quickly at ease. My clients often tell me that they appreciate my sense of humor and my ability to be down-to-earth and practical. I believe that laughter is essential to healing, and I strive to create an environment where my clients feel safe enough to laugh, even in the midst of difficult emotions. By working together in a trusting, supportive relationship, we can navigate life’s challenges with greater ease.
I understand what a big step it is to reach out to a therapist and I’m happy to support you in taking this brave step. During sessions, we will focus on building a support network and discovering strengths and personal insights while practicing autonomy and self-advocacy skills.
As a former school counselor, I am happy to work with adolescents and their parents, as well as all adults. I am both LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent affirming and have a special interest in supporting young adults through the challenging and exciting years of launching into their lives. I am also a strong advocate for parents and families who are navigating the complexities of community and school services.
I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012 with a Masters in Counselor Education. My experience over the last decade includes being an in-home family systems counselor and a public school counselor at the middle and high school levels. I am excited about this next career step into private practice and am committed to supporting each of my clients to find joy and ease in their lives.
When I’m not counseling, I am keeping up with my vegetable garden, spending time with my family, and seeing live comedy and music. I also love brunch, the Buffalo Bills, and being a part of the local theater community.