Meet Our Lakeville Team
I have a cognitive behavioral focus by theory and there tends to be a humanistic feel to my approach. I have experience working with a wide range of diagnosis that include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Relationships, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, LGBT, and gender; as well as many different client populations (age, gender, cultural history, professionals, …).
Experience has been multi-dimensional, with clinical work history across a number of psychology disciplines (clinical psychology, sport and exercise psychology, behavioral analysis, home based emotional health care, research and data analysis, trauma informed care, center based/day treatment therapy, outpatient therapy, community education, public safety, embedded emotional health, and clinical director domains). I have experience working in home, school, community, alternative living, outpatient, day treatment, and specialty care settings.
I am passionate about my work and strive to maintain a therapy environment that not only champions emotional health but also explores creative ways to make the therapeutic experience personal to each individual. I have always placed high value upon assisting clients to recognize their goals, identify their strengths, and pairing these with education and skills to move forward with confidence across settings and relationships.
I maintain attentive to the mind-body connection and seek to provide education as to how the human emotional experience is influenced by physical health, environmental health, occupational, relationship, chemical, social health choice, and alike.
Placing tremendous value upon the relationship between client and therapist, I believe in a quality mental health experience where client and provider work together as a team. A whole-body approach where client and therapist collaborate to discover and maintain a quality daily living experience.
Areas of Specialty:
Therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, and families
Anxiety and Mood
Autism; Behavior Modification
Embedded mental health programing
Director of Embedded Mental Health Services
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy certified LPCC Clinical Supervisor
ACE Interface Presenter (Adverse Child Experiences)
Managing Adaptive Practices trained
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology (MA) – University of St. Thomas
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (BA) – St. Mary’s University
Erin obtained her Master’s degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler Graduate School. Erin completed her practicum at Genesis II for Families; in Minneapolis, MN, working with families in their homes that were involved within the child protection system. During this time Erin was also employed at an agency in the Twin Cities performing Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, where she worked with clients to find their personal recovery goal to better manage their mental health diagnoses.
After completion of her Master’s degree Erin worked as a mental health practitioner and therapist in the Twin Cities area, providing individual, family, couples, adolescent and child therapy services.
Erin has experience working with a wide range of clients with various mental health and behavioral issues. Erin works with late adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chemical dependency concerns, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, and life changes/transitions such as grief and loss, divorce, adjustment disorders, communication difficulties and relationship concerns.
Outside of work Erin enjoys spending time with her family, playing and watching all sports, hiking and listening to music.
Erica Golofski, MA ATR-P, Therapist, Art Therapist
Erica is a registered provisional art therapist who specializes in grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Erica is passionate about helping individuals find hope in their struggles and freedom from emotional pain without judgement. Art-making experience is not required.
Talk therapy is also a service Erica offers and follows an Adlerian theoretical approach which is humanistic and goal oriented. In doing so, Erica encourages clients to strive for success, stay connected with others, and find a feeling of community. She places an emphasis on meeting clients where they are and helps affirm validation in their stories.
Erica works with children, adolescents, and adults using art therapy. In addition to art therapy, Erica enjoys using and teaching mindfulness and coping skills in session. Erica has worked in diverse settings including schools, hospitals, and non-profits.
When Erica is not working, she enjoys making artwork, spending time with family and friends, and walking her husky Benny.
Erica provides LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, which means that clients who are members of this population will encounter a loving, open, and non-oppressive environment. All are welcome here.
Adler Graduate School- Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy and Counseling, 2018
The University of Minnesota- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Child Psychology, 2014
Bethany Thomas, MSW LICSW, Therapist
I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker and I enjoy working with people of all ages! I have worked with a variety of diagnosis and concerns including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and worked with children and families who have experienced domestic violence. I have a specific interest and extensive experience in working with those who have been adopted and working with families who are looking to expand their family through adoption. I have significant experience in parenting work with those who have experienced traumatic experiences. I have worked in a variety of settings in my career such as in home, in schools, in the foster care system and other community partners. I have vast experiences to draw from and tend to lean toward a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focus.
I believe connections and relationships are key and focus my work on strengthening and building those connections. My goal is to create a comfortable, fun and encouraging space to work through challenges in life. I like to have fun and utilize a client centered approach in my work. I like to help my clients identify their own strengths and help clients come up with new and innovative ways to work through life stressors. I view the therapist and client relationship as that of a team and can’t wait to work together with my clients to meet their goals!
Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) University of North Dakota
Master of Social Work (MSW) University of North Dakota
Licensure and Certificates
-Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
-Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate
-Certified Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator
Breanna is an Art Therapist/ Clinician who specializes in anxiety, depression, and Spirituality. She has experience working with adults with physical and developmental disabilities, children and adolescents, as well as CISM training (Crisis Intervention Stress Management). Breanna also has experience in Play Therapy as one of her professional mentors that she interned with is a Registered Play Therapist. She also has experience working in diverse settings including schools, nursing homes, group homes, and residential.
Breanna earned her Master’s degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Art Therapy from Adler Graduate School. During her education, she completed her practicum at David Hoy & Associates; in Golden Valley, MN, working with children with behavioral problems in their home. Breanna has also worked for ACR Homes for 5 years as a supervisor of a group home for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. It was at ACR where she pioneered an Art Therapy program to target emotional stabilization and giving the residents a sense of connection and pride. Breanna has a passion for working with individuals who have a difficult time expressing themselves with words, which is where Art Therapy comes in to play.
Breanna is also passionate about incorporating an individual’s faith perspective into therapy. Breanna identifies as a Christian but loves working with individuals from any Spiritual background. She is also the author of an Art Therapy devotional book called “The Creative Connection: An interactive Art Devotional that combines Mental Health and Spirituality” in which she provides scientific research as to how having Spirituality is beneficial for one’s mental health and how one can use Art Therapy as a way of growing in their faith. Breanna strives to never impose her beliefs on her clients and desires that everyone feels free to be themselves in a judgment-free zone.
Outside of work Breanna enjoys doing artwork with her husband, spending time with family and friends and cuddling with her wiener dog Olivia and her new baby boy.
Adler Graduate School- Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy and Counseling with an emphasis in Art Therapy, 2019
North Central University – Bachelors of Arts in Youth Development with an emphasis in Psychology and a minor in Biblical Studies, 2014