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Hello! 

It is incredibly important to find a therapist that is the right fit for you. If you think we might be a good fit reach out!

    Andrea Eriks, PhD, LMHC, NCC, EMDR

    ​Specializing in Attachment, Attachment Trauma, and Couples and Sex Therapy

    You matter, your relationships matter, and your story and experiences within that matters. So it is worth making meaning of "why you do the things you do". When working with Andrea, you can expect therapy to be thoughtful and structured in a way that helps you understand relationships, personal experiences, attachment style and how each of those concepts impact and intersect with your unique sense of self. In therapy you will work to identify these elements and gain resources to help identify problematic patterns or symptoms (anxiety, depression, traumatic triggers, problematic relationship patterns) when they show up. In therapy, you will grow personal awareness and build new resources to better navigate situations while developing healthier coping mechanisms and lifestyle habits. This can help in intimate partnerships, parent-child relationships, friendships, community relationships and more as well as helping YOU the individual feel more grounded and present in your life.

     

    ​In this space, you will be met exactly where you are while simultaneously empowered with tools and resources to grow. Andrea is committed to listening intentionally, skillfully, empathically, and intuitively while thoughtfully incorporating therapeutic techniques that are grounded in research and proven helpful.

    About Dr. Eriks

    Professional Integrity is at the core of Andrea’s identity. Therapy is her passion and her pursuit of knowledge in this field is driven by her desire to see people reach their personal and relational goals through relevant and proven information and therapy techniques. Andrea believes humans are worthy of that. Andrea’s passion and professional expertise is centered on relationships and intimacy. She recently completed her studies, earning both her PhD in Clinical Sexology and her AASECT certification in Sex Therapy. This has proven invaluable to her clients. From couples struggling to find an intimacy balance, to problematic pornography use, to sexual trauma, to sexual embodiment struggles, and much more, Andrea has been able to help numerous individuals find healing and meaning in how sexuality intersects with one's whole identity. 

     

    Andrea also values trauma healing through neuroscience and as a result is certified in a trauma technique known as EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and a neurofeedback technique known as LENS (low energy neurofeedback system). 

    Along with traditional weekly or bi-weekly therapy, Dr. Eriks also offers individual and couples intensives which can often be a much better fit and more conducive to clients' goals and desired outcomes. 

    Is Accelerated Sex Therapy Right for Me/Us? 

    • Have you and your partner come to a sexuality impasse? 

    • Are you and your partner sexually "mismatched"?

    • Do you have a sexual trauma that prevents you from feeling safe and willing to be sexually open and/or connected with your partner? 

    • Have you and your partner grown sexually distant making connection difficult? 

    • Are one or both of you exploring your sexuality in new ways and trying to determine how that fits within monogamy? 

    • Are you or your partner struggling or in conflict over an area of sexuality such as problematic pornography use or other sexual fetishes? 

    These questions among other sexuality related topics can often be navigated in AST.

    Individuals and couples alike often have many questions about sexuality. Many don't even know where to start or how to talk about it. An accelerated sex therapy session is a space designed to help individuals fast-track that process, develop a plan, and strategize the execution to accomplish the goals. These sessions help individuals and couples alike put definitions to experiences, actionable steps to differences, and offer steps and resources to that which may currently feel helpless. Based on the need of the client, AST sessions are either 3, 4, or 7 hours in one day with a 2 hour follow up session a few weeks later. 

    Is Accelerated Couples Therapy Right for us?

    • Are you and your partner caught in a repetitive conflict that seemingly has no resolution but takes up a lot of relationship energy?

    • Are you and your partner on the verge of calling it quits but can't seem to walk away?

    • Do you and your partner have many positive qualities as a couple but there is some sort of lingering distance or difference getting in the way of an otherwise healthy and good relationship? 

    • Have you and your partner tried couples therapy in the past but still can't seem to resolve or make meaning an element of the relationship? 

    Perhaps you keep looping in the same issue because you cannot get to the root of the issue and identify palpable options in traditional therapy. Accelerated couples therapy is an intentional commitment for the relationship to get to work. Instead of asking "How is couples therapy working for me?" Couples who choose accelerated are posed with "What's the work we need to do?" The skill of the therapist identifies that and comes up with a pointed game plan to "get there" and points out in reality whether or not both members of the relationship are willing to do that work. 

    Andrea Eriks sex therapist and couples counseling with The Cottage at 933 in South Bend, Indiana

    Reach Out!

    419-348-7995

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