About Erik

Erik Willis completed his Master of Counseling degree and passed the National Counselor Examination, earning his NCC designation. He is currently seeking licensure. Erik is passionate about helping people become fully functioning, happy, healthy human beings—fully alive. Erik practices an eclectic style of counseling that combines Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Person-Centered theory and techniques that he tailors to each person or couple and situation. He is insightful, respectful of diverse value systems and worldviews, and is committed to helping clients change.

In addition to counseling, he is interested in researching and ultimately working to prevent violent extremism in its various forms.

Prior to earning his degree in Counseling, Erik earned a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication from the University of Washington.

Safe

Erik believes that a compassionate caring environment helps clients feel safe to work through the change that they want to accomplish.

Ethical

Erik believes in the ethical treatment of his clients and is committed to helping them accomplish their goals.

Respectful

Erik is aware of the multicultural diversity present in today’s society and is committed to respectful treatment of diverse cultures.

Tailored Treatment Approach

Erik believes that treatment ought to be tailored to the client because each person is unique and special. This means that he practices an eclectic style that he tailors to each unique individual.

Contact Erik for information or to schedule an appointment.

News & Articles

What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed – The New York Times

Source: What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed – The New York Times With the passing Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, suicide prevention is back in the spotlight. For the average person, it can be tough to talk with someone who is having suicidal thoughts, perhaps because we feel like we don’t …

Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61 – The New York Times

Source: Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61 – The New York Times I’m very sad today to read about the passing of Anthony Bourdain, a talented chef (a food artist) who I resonated with because of my own love of art, food, and cooking. More than ever we need to: …

Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy

Source: Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy The American Psychology Association has put together a great summary of the current research into gun violence and mental illness, how to predict who will commit acts of gun violence, current ways to prevent gun violence, and suggestions for public policy. Predicting who will commit gun violence is …