Erin utilizes a social systems and feminist perspective and integrates insighted from neurobiology.
Erin also provides consultation to help other practitioners see the connection between the personal and the political and put that insight to use to produce radical shifts for their clients.
She values the opportunity to support medical professionals, from marginalized or traditionally oppressed groups including women, BIPOC, single parents and the LGBTQIA+ community.
For the past 15 years, Erin has worked in both public and private clinical settings, including child welfare agencies and as a medical social worker in the emergency department at OHSU.
For the past 7 years, Erin has worked in private practice with highly functional adults with anxiety or trauma exposure to help them feel calmer and more grounded.
She also provides consultation to other mental health providers looking to integrate social justice and trauma informed practices into their work.
While in the ED, Erin developed relationships of mutual support for her colleagues in medicine and trained many of the incoming social workers in the hospital. She was skilled at managing multiple crises while continuing to support the staff as they processed the emotional and mental fatigue of hospital care.
Learn more about Erin Copley’s approach at www.clearerskiescounseling.org/about.