Erick J. Sowell, LMSW
“Be curious, not judgmental.” – Ted Lasso
University of Maryland School of Social Work, 2020/Clinical Social Work
Accepting new clients on a case by case basis.
What’s therapy with me like? I specialize in veterans’ Issues, sleep hygiene, and non-monogamy using the Gottman Method, Inter-Cultural Communication, and CBT. I like how they can be blended to offer a client a fluid approach that best fits their needs and pace.
How I’ve kept learning…I co-lead a book club for therapists with another HoneyB practitioner that reads and examines books on subjects such as polyamory or supporting clients in the BDSM community. I’m also involved in a weekly consult group for clinicians that I do outside of my regular supervision hours.
Who do I work with? I work with 18+ individuals.
My impacting identities are… I am a disabled combat veteran, also with intersecting ethnic identities of Asian and Latinx.
I feel allied/aware/part of/informed/knowledgeable about… non-monogamy (part of), veteran (part of), and the queer community (knowledgeable).
I am the best fit for a client who…is comfortable going at a measured pace, and is prepared to reflect on their life experiences.
I am not a good fit for a client who… is looking for brief, solution-focused therapy… or is not ready to consider reflecting on their life experiences.
What makes me unique? My intersectional identity and life experiences might set me apart from many therapists in the area.
The Practical Stuff
What insurances do I accept? I am in network with Carefirst BCBS and Evernorth (previously known as Cigna).
Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? During Covid, I prefer teletherapy, but will offer hybrid or in-person on a limited basis.
Am I taking on new clients? I am taking clients on a case by case basis.
The Fun Stuff
Did you know…I have lived in the big three, L.A., Chicago, and NYC.
Any pets? I have a small dog – Raider.
How to Give me A Buzz
The best way to contact me is…by email to firstname.lastname@example.org