Erin Futrovsky Gates, a Licensed Graduate Social Worker, joined Jonah Green and Associates in 2018. Erin has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of environments, including private practice, outpatient mental health, and community-based settings. Erin’s expertise is in helping children, adolescents, and adults work through life challenges, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and other distressing issues. Erin also has clinical experience aiding parents and families in improving their communication, regulating their emotions, and creating safe and supportive environments for their children.
Approach to Therapy
Erin’s approach to therapy is inherently collaborative. She has training and expertise in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral, play therapy, family systems, mindfulness, and attachment-based models which address children’s underlying feelings and needs. Erin takes pride in working with her clients to create a treatment plan that will allow for positive and long-lasting change using appropriate evidence-based therapeutic models.
Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Erin uses this evidence-based practice, when appropriate, to help children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. Through TF-CBT, Erin has helped children and parents learn and apply new skills to identify and process thoughts and feelings related to trauma; manage and resolve upsetting thoughts, emotions, and behaviors related traumatic life events; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.
Particularly skilled in helping school-aged children with test anxiety, Erin has developed a curriculum, based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to help students challenge their negative thoughts about tests, uncouple their self-worth with their test scores, and ultimately lower their level of test anxiety.
Masters Degree in Social Work, University of Maryland specializing in Child, Adolescent and Family Health
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Women’s Studies, Muhlenberg College
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