Erin Appell, MSW, LCSW

Provider type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescent (Ages 18+), Individuals

About Erin Appell, MSW, LCSW

When you meet with Erin, you'll be welcomed into a space where you can feel at ease, accepted, and supported. You can feel understood without any judgement. Sessions with her will feel natural and easy, like breathing. She can help you realize your own strength and resiliency.

Erin helps clients to overcome symptoms of many issues, including anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia, often in conjunction with a psychiatrist. She has experience helping people struggling with trauma, life transitions, chronic medical conditions, traumatic brain injuries, substance abuse, setting healthy boundaries, gender identity, or LGBTQ+ issues. She's also experienced with helping clients through the process of grief and loss, including pet loss.

Everyone is unique, so the tools Erin uses vary with every individual client. She'll utilize active, attentive listening and will normalize whatever the client is feeling to put them at ease so that meaningful growth can occur. If relevant, she'll provide psychoeducation to help them understand their emotions and mental health, and may suggest "homework" for clients to assist with turning unhealthy skills into healthy coping skills. Additionally, Erin utilizes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused brief therapy, interpersonal therapy, and attachment-based therapy. She also appreciates the concept of biophilia or nature therapy.

Erin has a Master's of Social Work degree with a specialization in mental health, as well as a graduate certificate in Animal-Assisted Social Work from the University of Denver. Early in her career she studied at psychiatric hospitals working with children, teens and adults before transitioning to working with adults at outpatient medical clinics.


Telehealth Only