Erica Holman , LMSW, CCH

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Erica HolmanTherapist

Erica has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years. She has experience working with adults and older teenagers dealing with anxiety, depression, and phobias.

Treatment Philosophy & Focus

Erica believes in a strength-based and solution-focused approach to support, identify and create opportunities for individuals to grow and improve their lives. Drawing upon people’s strengths for solutions helps people develop stronger coping skills and expands how people interpret and react to their concerns and recovery process. Erica is dedicated to helping people with depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, and phobias feel better and improve their self-perception with cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness.  Erica works with ages older teens through seniors and works with individuals and families.

Education & Experience

Erica earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts/Boston with minors in Spanish and Anthropology. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at Michigan State University. Erica has extensive in-patient experience from working in psychiatric hospitals in Massachusetts and Michigan and has experience in private psychotherapy practice.

Erica believes in mind-body integration and clinical practices which support the person as whole and improve therapeutic outcomes. Erica is a NASM, (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer and is a Level 2 Certified Hypnotherapist through ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy).


  • Reducing feelings of depression or anxiety
  • Elderly life transitions, adjustment, and care giver support
  • Grief and loss work
  • Reduction of phobias
  • Performance anxiety
  • Athlete competition and stress management
  • Improving general coping skills and expanding strengths
  • Improving habits and goal attainment
  • Improving mind-body wellness and mindfulness
  • Building stress management techniques
  • Improvement of substance abuse issues
  • Trauma management

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Erica Holman is a licensed clinical social worker (LMSW) with a Level 2 certification in clinical hypnotherapy from ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy).  The ASCH certification is only awarded to licensed professionals in good standing and requires an ethical commitment to promote the evidence informed practice of clinical hypnotherapy.

What hypnotherapy is NOT. It is NOT mind control. The client is in total control of the process. You cannot be hypnotized to do anything you do not want to do. It does NOT give control to the hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy only works for people willing to enter a deep flow state.

Clinical hypnotherapy can be described as a mind-body treatment approach that works by establishing a state of deep relaxation that also focuses concentration. Hypnotherapy can allow a person to enter into a deeper flow state of understanding and problem solving. The hypnotherapist may provide visual or auditory images and cues based on the client’s self-identified needs to solve problems, address phobias, reduce anxiety or depression.

Erica uses clinical hypnotherapy to support traditional medicine and as a component of psychotherapy for people wishing to use it. Erica’s expertise in clinical hypnotherapy includes integrative pain management, depression, anxiety including test and performance anxiety, and phobias.

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