I take an integrative approach to therapy, which means that I find truth and value in several different psychological theories, which are generally rooted in the Psychodynamic, Attachment, and Systems Theory models. Combining strategies borrowed primarily from Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Emotion-Focused, and Mindfulness-Based Therapies, I specialize in self-discovery and identity issues, life transitions, family changes, grief and loss, and issues related to non-traditional family systems. I am professionally and personally devoted to issues of equity and justice, which have guided my ongoing professional development in multiculturalism and systems theory. I have extensive experience with depression, anger and conflict management, anxiety and panic disorders, and stress management.

Family Therapy

Family can be a great source of strength, but
also a source of stress and heartache. Learning to understand ourselves within the context of family and/or the systems within which we operate is key to personal well-being and optimal functioning. Family or systems therapy can help build or reinforce a family or group foundation, in order to ease functioning, decrease conflict, improve communication, and enhance mutual understanding and support. Family therapy can be helpful for navigating a crisis or any difficult or painful experiences. It can also be very useful for addressing long-standing relationship issues or interpersonal conflicts.

 

Individual Counseling

As a therapist, my goal is to help you to heal, to achieve clarity, to uncover your true potential, or to find the answers you need to take your life in the direction you want. Using the therapeutic approaches that best fit your needs and goals, we will work together to help you process trauma experiences or grief, or to identify unwanted behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together we will explore your situation in order to help you understand yourself more clearly and determine what types of outcomes you seek.

 

Erin Byrnes, MEd, LMHC

Counseling for Individuals and Families

 

You, yourself, as much as anybody
in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection. 
-Buddha

Emerald City Therapy, PLLC