Erika Sears is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of Sears Counseling LLC in Rio Rancho, NM. She is originally from Las Cruces, NM and earned her Master's Degree in Social Work in 2008 from New Mexico State University. She is a New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners- approved Clinical Supervisor, and an EMDR trained clinician. Erika strives towards learning new therapy modalities, and is actively working towards her RPT certification. She has extensive experience working with children, adults and families in various settings including schools, medical clinics, client's homes, and the therapy office setting. She also has experience working with children/families involved with treatment foster care, child protective services, juvenile probation, and the court system. Erika's areas of expertise include behavioral issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, communication, and relationship issues. She takes a client-centered, strengths-based approach in therapy and works closely with each client to identify their unique needs and approach to treatment. She also considers the client's environment and support system as a highly influential means for achieving lasting change, and when appropriate works closely with the client and their support system to enhance their relationships, and to teach the use of appropriate interventions in response to client behaviors.