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Erin Dodson

I never wish to be easily defined.” – Franz Kafka


Currently in school at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore – Clinical Professional Counseling Program – Projected Graduation: Fall 2024

Accepting new clients for waitlist only.

Why work with a clinician in training?

What’s therapy with me like? Using a non-judgmental and humanistic approach, I strive to create a supportive and empowering space where my clients feel they can be their authentic selves. I utilize aspects of narrative therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and existential therapy to foster self-exploration and healing for each individual.

I believe that clients are the experts on their own experiences and perceptions. Through narrative therapy, I encourage my clients to rewrite the stories that hinder their personal growth. I utilize ACT to collaborate with clients in identifying their personal values and committing to actions that align with those values. By incorporating DBT skills and mindfulness practices, I help clients manage their emotions and navigate relationships. Using existential therapy, I assist clients in expanding their self-awareness and creating meaning in their lives, amidst the inherent chaos of being human.

Who do I work with? I work with teenagers, young adults, adults, and older adults. I am especially passionate about working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with a history of complex trauma, and neurodivergent folks. I am open to working with individuals or romantic partners, adopting a poly-inclusive, kink-aware, and queer affirming lens.

My impacting identities are… I am a non-binary, queer, white, neurodivergent person living with multiple chronic illnesses. I consider myself spiritual, though I was raised in a strict Catholic environment. While some of these identities have evolved over time, each of them shapes how I engage with the world today. I believe it is important to value these identities while also recognizing the biases they may carry.

I feel allied/aware/part of/informed/knowledgeable about… queer community (part of), trans/non-binary (part of), neurodivergent (part of), chronic illness/disabled (part of), trauma survivors (part of), knowledgeable about polyamory/ENM and kink practices.

I am the best fit for a client who… wants to explore their identities and embrace their most authentic selves. If you’re looking to dive deep with a clinician who is empathetic and a little bit goofy, we could be a great match!

I am not a good fit for a client who… wants highly directive therapy or a “quick fix.”

What makes me unique? I have past experience as a patient and client across various levels of care within the mental health system, providing me with a unique insight into what it is like to sit in the other chair. I am open about this part of myself because I don’t think mental health struggles are something we should be ashamed of; all of it is a part of our unique stories.


The Practical Stuff

What insurances do I accept? As a pre-licensed clinician, I am currently not in network with any insurance. However, my rates are on a sliding scale between $0-70, based on what the client can afford. Find more details about my out-of-network rates here.

Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? I prefer in person, but am very open to telehealth as well.

Am I taking on new clients? Yes!


The Fun Stuff

Did you know… I was a competitive gymnast for almost 10 years.

Any pets? This is Meeko, but we call her Bean!

What I’ve Learned Lately

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How to Give Me a Buzz

I’d love to hear from you!

The best way to contact me is… by email, at

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